Sergeant Manuel W. Trenary
26 Year Veteran of the Harrisonburg Police Department
Sergeant Trenary was shot and killed at approximately 2:55 a.m. after he surprised an unknown burglar in the L & S Diner located at
The Sergeant was killed by two .25 caliber bullets when he exchanged gun fire with his assailant, which was never apprehended .
Patrolman Wayne B. Stoutamyer
3 Year Veteran of the Bridgewater Police Department
While off-duty Patrolman Stoutamyer was shot and killed at approximately 11:00 a.m. outside his
Deputy Sheriff John E. Rafter
6 Year Veteran of the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Department
Deputy Rafter was shot and killed at approximately 3:00 p.m. while transporting a prisoner from the City of
Chief William R. Davies, Jr.
13 Year Veteran of the Grottoes Police Department
Chief Davies, died at approximately 4:30 p.m. from chest injuries he sustained when his police car skidded on wet pavement and struck a guardrail on State Route 256 just East of Weyers Cave, Virginia.
Chief Davies was returning to the Town of
In February of 2001
Special Agent Pence felt the community needed something to honor its local law enforcement officers that had given the ultimate sacrifice.
His idea of a memorial was followed through on by Manuel Trenary Lodge-13 Secretary Greg Deeds and Harrisonburg Master Police Officer.
MPO Deeds designed and guided the erection of the memorial during 2004 with the help of
The dream of Special Agent Pence has finally come true, creating a lasting tribute to the men and woman of law enforcement who have given their lives in the performance of their duties.
In the words of the FOP Auxiliary: If we don’t honor them, who will?
Location: 53 Court Square / Cost: $8,000 (2004)