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  • Monument Name

    Law Enforcement Memorial, Morganton

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    First Responders

  • City

    Morganton

  • County

    Burke

  • Description

    The Law Enforcement memorial is a simple tablestone on a single base about five feet tall. It has smooth faces and unfinished edges and is decorated with an incised United States flag on the upper left and a law officer badge that includes the words HONOR and DEDICATION. The most recent additions to the memorial are a K-9 dog, Maros, killed along with his handler Jason Crisp in 2014.

  • Inscription

    MEMORIAL TO LAW / ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS KILLED / IN THE LINE OF DUTY / DEPUTY – ELMORE WILSON – FEB 16, 1931 / SHERIFF – DAVID OAKS – AUG. 21, 1966 / WILDLIFE – DEWIE MCCALL – SEPT. 5, 1971 / USFS LEO – JASON CRISP – MAR. 12 2014 / USFS K9 – MAROS – MAR. 12, 2014 / DONATED BY BURKE COUNTY LAW / ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ASSOC. 1996

  • Custodian

    Burke County

  • Dedication Date

    1996

  • Decade

    1990s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.745420 , -81.685640 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      “Slain NC Officer, K9 Partner Honored at Ceremony,” myfox8.com, WSOC-TV, August 16, 2014, (accessed December 11, 2016) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Sponsors

    Burke County Law Enforcement Officers Association

  • Location

    The marker is located in front of the Burke County Courthouse at 201 South Green Street in Morganton, NC. It is to the left of the entrance at the edge of the courtyard. To the right of the entrance is a Vietnam Memorial. In front of the courthouse at the corner of S. Green Street and E. Meeting Street is a World War Two Memorial complex.

  • Landscape

    The memorial stands on a paved walkway leading to the building main entrance.

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