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    Oxnard Police Department’s 20th Annual Memorial Ceremony

    On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am, the Oxnard Police Department will be hosting its 20th Annual Memorial Ceremony.  The ceremony will occur in front of the Oxnard Police Department.

    In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Decades later, the event became known as National Police Week. This year, National Police Week is from Sunday, May 12, 2019, to Saturday, May 18, 2019. During National Police Week, thousands of law enforcement officers and survivors travel to Washington D.C. and other parts of the United States to honor those officers that made the ultimate sacrifice.

    Our Memorial Ceremony will honor Oxnard’s seven fallen police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. Each officer made the ultimate sacrifice while proudly wearing the badge of the Oxnard Police Department and bravely working to keep the City of Oxnard safe.

    Our fallen Oxnard Police Officers are:

    Deputy Constable Andrew McNaughton

    End of Watch – March 23, 1906

    Constable William E. Kelley

    End of Watch – August 20, 1921

    Officer Albert Gasperetti

    End of Watch – April 15, 1956

    Officer Frederick J. Clark

    End of Watch – October 12, 1971

    Senior Officer John Adair

    End of Watch – October 7, 1980

    Officer James E. O’Brien

    End of Watch – December 2, 1993

    Officer James R. Jensen, Jr.

    End of Watch – March 13, 1996

    The ceremony is open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend to honor our fallen police officers, and pay tribute to all law enforcement officers who continue to serve.

    Several streets surrounding the Oxnard Police Department will be closed beginning at 7:00 am until approximately 12:00 pm. Vehicle traffic will be diverted from the area and intersections will be controlled by police personnel. Motorists traveling through the area should expect minor delays and are asked to avoid the area if they are not attending the ceremony. The following intersections will be closed:

    • Northbound C Street from Fourth Street
    • Westbound Third Street from B Street
    • Eastbound Third Street from D Street
    • Southbound C Street from Second Street

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