Fallen officers honored at service
Thursday marked a day to honor those who have been killed in the line of duty at the annual Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial Service at the Haywood County Sheriff's Office.
The Color Guard included officers from the Sheriff’s Office, Canton Police Department and Waynesville Police Department. NC State Highway Patrol provided the Honor Guard with the 21-gun salute.
Family members and friends of the fallen were in attendance, many county dignitaries and law enforcement officers from at least eight law enforcement agencies throughout the region and state.
Among those honored were:
John Phillips Noland, Haywood County Sheriff. End of watch: 1862
George Rogers, Canton police officer. End of watch: 1974
Giles Harmon, NCSHP. End of watch: 1985
Calvin Taylor, NCSHP. End of watch: 2001
Anthony Cogdill, NCSHP. End of watch: 2003
David Shawn Blanton Jr., NCSHP. End of watch: 2008