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Fallen Smithsburg officer's name to be unveiled at D.C. memorial tonight

May 13, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Fallen Smithsburg Police Officer Christopher Nicholson's name will be unveiled at a service Tuesday at 8 p.m. during the annual candlelight vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, according to an e-mail from Nicholson's family.

The service is open to the public.

The memorial is operated by the National Park Service.

The MARC Metro runs from the Shady Grove station to Judiciary Square, the site of the service. Round-trip fare is less than $10, the e-mail says.

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial was dedicated in 1991 by President George H.W. Bush.

It honors America's federal, state and local law enforcers. Inscribed on the Memorial's blue-gray marble walls are the names of more than 17,500 officers who have been killed in the line of duty, dating to the first known death in 1792.

Designed by Washington, D.C., architect Davis Buckley, the memorial is on 3 acres of federal park land called Judiciary Square.

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