On Wednesday, May 17, 2023, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am, the Oxnard Police Department will be hosting its 24th Annual Memorial Ceremony. The ceremony will occur in front of the Oxnard Police Department.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation that 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 14, 2023, to Saturday, May 20, 2023. 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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