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Deputy’s Name To Join Memorial, 117 Years After His Death

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ A Fairfield County deputy sheriff is getting his name added to the National Law Enforcement Officer’s memorial in Washington –exactly 117 years to the day after his death.

Deputy Sheriff Francis Pike’s name will be added to the memorial during a ceremony on May 13.

It was May 13, 1894, when Pike went to the train station to arrest a suspect in a stabbing. The 38-year-old Pike suffered a heart attack and died.

Police tell The Connecticut Post that Sgt. Greg Gunter uncovered Pike’s death while researching the department history.

Pike was single when he died and the department is hoping to find a living relative to attend the ceremony.

The memorial is the nation’s monument to law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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