Marion County Sheriff's Dept. hosts Fallen Officers Memorial

MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - With Memorial Day approaching this weekend, the Marion County Sheriff's Department hosted an Officer Memorial Friday morning. The department invited people out to honor fallen officers in the community.

The event featured friends and families of fallen officers. Roses were given to each family member who lost loved ones.

A total of 8 officers were memorialized today, including J.D. Polk, the former Sheriff of Marion County who was shot to death on his front porch in 1960.