Modoc County Under Sheriff Alan Dowdy, left, Lassen County Sheriff Dean Growdon and former Susanville Mayor Kevin Stafford hang wreaths for fallen officers deputy Larry Griffith, officer Robert McElrath and deputy Jack Hopkins during a previous ceremony. File photo
Lassen Family Services hosts its annual Wreath Laying Ceremony from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7 at the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office.
The ceremony remembers Lassen County Deputy Larry Griffith, Susanville Police Officer Robert McElrath, Modoc County Deputy Jack Hopkins and all other fallen heroes. Each of these officers lost their lives responding to or through acts of domestic violence. Griffith and Hopkins lost their lives responding to a domestic violence call. McElrath was a victim of domestic violence.
According to a statement from LFS, “Please join us as we honor the law enforcement officers that have lost their lives to domestic violence.”