Annual Peace Officers Memorial Day Service

WHAT:    Annual Peace Officers Memorial Day Service 
 
HOSTED BY:  Fraternal Order of Police Blossomland Lodge #100 
 
WHEN:   Friday, May 14, 2021 at Noon 
 
WHERE:  Berrien County Law Enforcement Officer’s Monument, Lake Bluff Park, St Joseph MI 49085 
 
The annual service hosted by FOP Blossomland Lodge #100 will honor twenty officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Seventeen of the officers are listed on the monument with the other three being former long time members of the Berrien County Community.  The event is open to the public. 
 
Officers to be honored are: 
PATROLMAN CLARENCE SHOCKLEY Niles City Police Department  August 15, 1907 
 
 TROOPER WILLIAM MARTZ Michigan State Police Paw Paw Post  March 12, 1925 
 
 PATROLMAN FRANCIS LAMUNION Saint Joseph City Police Department  June 23, 1927 
 
 PATROLMAN CHARLES SKELLEY Saint Joseph City Police Department  December 14, 1929 
 
 PATROLMAN VANCE COOPER Niles City Police Department  March 4, 1937 
 
DEPUTY ELTON STOVER Berrien County Sheriff Department  December 10, 1965 
 
 SERGEANT ROBERT STEVENS Benton Township Police Department April 29, 1970 
 
 TROOPER CHARLES STARK Michigan State Police New Buffalo Post  December 31, 1971 
 
 TROOPER GARY RAMPY Michigan State Police New Buffalo Post  December 31, 1971 
 
 TROOPER STEVEN DEVRIES Michigan State Police Niles Post October 12, 1972 
 
  DETECTIVE/CAPTAIN PAUL WINQUIST Niles City Police Department  November 11, 1980 
 
 TROOPER ALLAN PETERSON Michigan State Police Saint Joseph Post  August 29, 1981 
 
 TROOPER ROBERT MIHALIK Michigan State Police Saint Joseph Post  September 9, 1984 
 
 PATROLMAN DONALD DEFORD Lincoln Township Police Department  March 14, 1988 
 
 CHIEF KEITH MILLS Saint Joseph Township Police Department  October 18, 1988 
 
 COURT SECURITY SUPERVISOR JOSEPH ZANGARO Berrien County Trial Court July 11, 2016 
 
 COURT OFFICER RONALD KIENZLE Berrien County Trial Court July 11, 2016 
 
Former residents serving outside of the area 
 OFFICER ROBERT POLMANTEER Phoenix Police Department May 4, 1984 
 
 SERGEANT JAMES FARAONE Salt Lake City Police Department September, 18, 2001 
 
SPECIAL AGENT PAUL SORCE       Federal Bureau of Investigation, Detroit Michigan        March 9, 2009 
  



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