Chief Wallace Honored at 48th Annual Police Memorial Softball National Championship

Police officers from across the country were in Cincinnati over the weekend for the 48th Annual Police Memorial Softball National Tournament. But the event represented more than just friendly competition between professionals. The tournament stands as the longest running police softball tournament in the country, and is played to honor officers killed in the line of duty.

On Saturday, July 6, teams from Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Florida and Pennsylvania gathered to join the Clermont County Sheriff’s Honor Guard for opening ceremonies, which included the presentation of colors, and bagpipes, which were played by Steve Watt of Mariemont.

Ceremonies were immediately followed by the presentation of awards honoring fallen officers Sonny Kim of Cincinnati Police Department, and Detective Bill Brewer, of the Clermont County Sheriff’s Department.  Recipients of the awards were Chief Richard Wallace of Amberley Village, who accepted the Sonny Kim Community Service Award, and the entire Clermont County Sheriff’s Office who received the Detective Bill Brewer Award.

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