Wreath to be placed on Memorial Wall
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
May 16, 2014 | 465 views | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print

The Cleveland Police Department Honor Guard will place a wreath Tuesday at the Memorial Wall in honor of Cleveland Police Officer Justin Maples. The procession begins at 9 a.m. to Edwards Street where the wall is located.

“The honor guard will march from the front of the Cleveland Police Department at 100 Church St., to Bradley County Fire-Rescue Headquarters where it will place the wreath at the memorial wall in honor of the fallen officer,” said CPD Public Information Officer Evie West.

The intersection of Church and Parker streets will be closed during the procession.

Residents are invited to attend the memorial honoring Maples on the second anniversary of his death. Maples was killed May 20, 2012, in a crash while responding to back up officers during a felony situation.

“He was a faithful servant of the city of Cleveland and a police officer passionate about his profession,” said West. “Those wishing to attend are welcome to stand on the sidewalk between the Museum Center at Five Points and the Bradley County Fire-Rescue station to observe the honor guard carrying the wreath.”

n Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Safety Belt Checkpoints in Bradley County next week.

Troopers are also involved in the “Move Over” campaign to encourage motorists to watch for law enforcement and other response agencies on the scene of traffic stops or crashes, and use caution in moving, if possible, into a lane away from the incident.

According to THP officials, checkpoints will be set up in random locations in the county and they are an effective means of recognizing the dangers presented to the driving public, by motorists who would violate the laws of the state.

All scheduled checkpoints are contingent upon weather conditions and manpower availability.