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Memorial Wall returning to Rockdale
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A traveling memorial wall with the names of officers killed in the line of duty, including slain Rockdale deputy Brian Mahaffey, will be coming to town April 11.

Each year, the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club (Georgia 7) sponsors the Fallen Heroes Memorial Tour to honor those law enforcement officers who gave their lives in service to their communities. The tour includes a “memorial wall” with the names of the fallen law enforcement officers. This year, the wall includes the names of the ten Georgia law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in 2010, including Rockdale County Sheriff's Office Investigator Brian Mahaffey.  The wall has traveled thousands of miles across the State of Georgia and the United States.

On April 11, Investigator Mahaffey’s name on the wall will be unveiled on that date, and a flag with his name will be presented. The wall and its escort will arrive at approximately 11 a.m. and leave at approximately 1 p.m. to continue on the tour.  A brief program will begin at approximately 11:45 a.m.

The Fallen Heroes Memorial Tour is just one of the activities planned in conjunction with Concerns of Police Survivors to honor Georgia’s fallen law enforcement officers. A Memorial concert and Candlelight Vigil is planned for Friday, April 15, and the 20th Annual Georgia Police Memorial Ride is scheduled for April 16.

The wall will be stationed on the Main Street area in front of the Rockdale County Courthouse.  The street will be closed during this time. Each fallen law enforcement officer served with honor, duty and commitment. Residents are invited to join the ceremony to honor the fallen.