La Porte County Sheriff John Boyd and Michigan City Chief of Police Mark Swistek have announced that the 19th annual Peace Officer Memorial Service will take place on Friday, May 11th at 12 pm in the auditorium of the former Elston High School, which is located at 317 Detroit Street in Michigan City. This year’s keynote speaker will be newly appointed United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, Thomas L. Kirsch II. United States Attorney Kirsch was nominated by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the Senate with the President our signing his commission on in October. He had previously served as an Assistant US Attorney in
the Northern District of Indiana from 2001-2008 as well as a former partner in a private law firm. The Peace Officer Memorial honors the 13 fallen officers who were killed in the line of duty in La Porte County. Surviving family members will be on hand and will be recognized for their sacrifices as well. Also attending will be representatives from those agencies that the fallen officers served. They include the Indiana Department of Correction, Indiana State Police, La Porte Police Department, La Porte County Sheriff’s Office, Long Beach Police Department and Michigan City Police Department.