Line of Duty Deaths

Law Enforcement Memorial

May 15th of every year is Law Enforcement Memorial day across the nation. The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office commemorates the occasion by honoring officers and deputies who have fallen in the line of duty. The Sheriff's Office Honor Guard attends the memorial service which has traditionally been held at the steps of the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln. Additionally, the Lancaster County Deputy Sheriff's Association sends representatives to Washington, D.C, each year for police memorial week.

Honor Guard

The Sheriff's Office Honor Guard is made up of deputies who have volunteered to attend formal functions representing the Office. This includes funerals, memorial services, and other occasions requested by the Sheriff. Deputies on the Honor Guard wear the traditional dress uniform.

Deputy Sheriff Craig Dodge

On March 14, 1987, Deputy Sheriff Craig Dodge was killed during a confrontation with an armed assailant while on a domestic violence call in Hickman, NE.  

Sergeant Franklin Furrer

On November 16, 1973, Sergeant Franklin Furrer died after suffering a heart attack two weeks earlier during a drug raid of a residence near Walton, NE.

Deputy Sheriff William Johnson

On March 5, 1959, Deputy Sheriff William Johnson died after suffering a heart attack following a prisoner transport at the county courthouse in Lincoln, NE.