Missouri’s Fallen Law Enforcement Officers Honored

In honor of National Police Week, U.S. Attorney Teresa Moore recognizes the service and sacrifice of federal, state, and local law enforcement. The week will be observed  through Friday, May 17, 2024.

“Each year, during National Police Week, we honor those officers and agents who made the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives in the line of duty in service to our community,” Moore said. “National Police Week is also an opportunity to express our appreciation for the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers and agents. We recognize their hard work, dedication, loyalty, and commitment to keeping our communities safe.”

National Police Week is a week set aside to honor and remember law enforcement officers who gave their lives in the line of duty while serving in federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day, and National Police Week is held annually to commemorate fallen officers.

The fallen officers who were memorialized include five members of the law enforcement community from Missouri:

  • Charles Lee Burns, Camden County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department;
  • Mason Evans Griffith, Hermann, Mo., Police Department;
  • James Matthew Muhlbauer, Kansas City, Mo., Police Department;
  • Kelly Bernard Rolando, Missouri Department of Corrections;
  • Jason Scott Pulliam, Missouri Department of Corrections.