Peace Officers Memorial set for May 21

The annual ceremony honoring local fallen peace officers is scheduled to happen next week in Merced.

Held by the Merced County Sheriff’s Department, the 2014 Peace Officers Memorial ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. May 21 in the courtyard of the Merced County Administration Building, 2222 M St. in Merced.

Dr. Christine McFadden will be the event’s keynote speaker, the Sheriff’s Department said, with music by Gwen Amey.

There will be a reception after the formal ceremony.

For more information, contact Deputy Delray Shelton at (209) 385-7608, ext. 4091, or