- Associated Press - Saturday, April 18, 2015

RACINE, Wis. (AP) - The name of a Racine County sheriff’s deputy is being added to the Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C. - 95 years after his death.

According to the Racine County sheriff’s department, 34-year-old Deputy Arthur Herman was struck by a street car while on a motorcycle attempting to apprehend an escaped prisoner on May 15, 1920.

He was unmarried and left behind no children. He had only been with the department for a few months.

The Journal Times reports (https://bit.ly/1DTY80s ) Racine County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy John Hanrahan came upon Herman’s name in January 2014 on a website of officers killed in the line of duty. Sgt. Cary Madrigal and another deputy did further research and verified the story. Racine County added him to the County Memorial last year during our annual ceremony.

Now, he’s one of three Wisconsin officers whose names will be added to the national memorial next month.

Two of Herman’s great nephews are considering going to the ceremony, after being tracked down by the department and told the news.

“To have a relative noted there, honored there, is something we can tell our kids about,” said Herman’s great nephew Mark Shekore, 73, of Aberdeen, South Dakota. “I think just hearing the brief stories I did about Arthur left this lasting impression with me.”

Madrigal, who is in charge of the sheriff’s office’s honor guard, said National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund officials have also invited their honor guard to attend the ceremonies next month. So now they are trying to raise the money to send possibly four or six members of the honor guard.


Information from: The Journal Times, https://www.journaltimes.com

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