Triplett Tech class visits memorial
Students from Triplett Technical School’s Criminal Justice class visited the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial on Oct. 24 in Washington, D.C. The memorial bears the names of over 21,000 federal, state and local law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
The class is taught by retired Miami Police Maj. Donna Kinsey, who spoke to the class about her experience in burying three colleagues during her 29-year career. She etched the name of one of the officers, Detective Sgt. Steven E. Bauer, who was shot and killed by robbery suspects in 1992.
Kinsey said she wanted the students to learn about the risks officers face each day while keeping communities safe. In pursuit of that goal, each student researched a fallen officer from any state, learning the officers’ positions in their department, how they lost their lives in the line of duty – known as the “End of Watch,” and the family they left behind. Students etched each of the officer’s names from the wall and shared their officer’s story with fellow students. Those stories and etchings will be displayed in the halls of Triplett Tech through mid-November.