Officer Christopher Marcello’s name will be inscribed on the National Police Memorial Wall


GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) – Grand Island Police Officer Christopher Marcello’s name has been added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial as part of National Police Week. Officer Marcello died shortly after completing his tour of duty in 2022.

Christopher Marcello's name added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial...
Christopher Marcello’s name has been added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC.(Gray DC station)

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Twelve Grand Island Police Department members and their families have now arrived in Washington, D.C., after careful planning and raising more than $32,000 to make the memorial trip a reality.

As part of Police Week, Chief Denny, Sgt. Jason Allan Sergeant Steve Sloan and Police Officer Damien McAlevey arrived in D.C. on Sunday after participating in a police uniformity tour from Chesapeake, Virginia, to Washington, D.C.

After the tragic death of Grand Island Detective Christopher Marcello, two central...
Following the tragic death of Grand Island Detective Christopher Marcello, two central Nebraska women are raising money to continue his legacy.(Casey Mintz, KSNB)

Chief Denny said he attended two Police Weekly events at his first agency in Texas. He said this has reignited his desire to pursue a career in law enforcement, and he hopes officers do the same.

Denny added that the community was very supportive in raising funds through Crime Stoppers to allow about 25 people, including Marcello’s family, to travel to Washington, D.C., to participate in the event.

The candlelight vigil will be held on Monday, May 13th. Memorial service on Wednesday, May 15th. and Nebraska Law Enforcement Ceremony on Friday, May 17th.

Click here for the Police Week schedule.

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