Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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Clearwater plans memorial service for fallen officers

CLEARWATER — The police department and the Fraternal Order of Police Clearwater will host a memorial service May 18 to honor officers killed in the line of duty.

The 37th annual Clearwater Officer Memorial Service starts at 10 a.m. at Station Square Park, 612 Cleveland St., said department spokesman Rob Shaw.

Clearwater’s website lists four fallen officers. Harry L. Conyers Jr., 41; John F. Passer, 24; and Peter M. Price, 27; were all motorcycle officers who died in crashes. The fourth, Ronald J. Mahony, died at 21 after he was hit by a stolen truck on the Clearwater Memorial Causeway.

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