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Ceremony to Honor Pinellas’ Fallen Law Officers

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The name of Tarpon Springs police Office Charles Kondek, who died in the line of duty Dec. 21, will be added to the list of fallen officers.

PINELLAS COUNTY – Officers and staff of local, state and federal police agencies from across the county will gather at 10 a.m. Wednesday (May 13) for an annual memorial ceremony honoring the Pinellas law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty since 1905. The ceremony will take place at a memorial stone in front of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Administration Building, 10750 Ulmerton Road in Largo.

There will be a wreath laying at the memorial stone, as well as the playing of Taps, a 21-gun salute and the traditional bagpipe rendition of Amazing Grace by the Scottish Highlanders Pipe Band from Dunedin High School. Scheduled speakers include Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Tarpon Springs Police Major Barbara Templeton, who will announce the addition of fallen Tarpon Springs police Officer Charles R. Kondek, Jr. to the memorial stone. Assistant Chief Deputy Sean Jowell will serve as the master of ceremony. In addition to the slated speakers, the event will feature a roll-call of the 25 law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty in Pinellas County since 1905. For information, see

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