Plans are being formed for a ceremony this weekend at Trenton to honor two local law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty. The event is planned at the conclusion of the national observance of law enforcement officer week.
The gathering is scheduled for 8 oâ€™clock Saturday night in front of the law enforcement
complex which houses the Trenton Police and Grundy county sheriffsâ€™ departments.
At sunset this Saturday evening, a candlelight vigil begins. Organizers are planning recognition for Deputy Sheriff Mark Griffin who was 23
when in January 1981, he was shot to death while entering a Trenton home during an investigation. Also to be recognized is Highway Patrol Corporal Henry Bruns who was 41 when he died in a traffic accident while traveling to St. Joseph in February 1987. Expected to make remarks about Griffin is Grundy County Sheriff Rodney
Herring. Talking about Bruns is Sergeant Doug Little of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Among other speakers will be former deputy sheriff Tim Munday who is minister of the Salem Baptist Church north of Trenton.
Thereâ€™s a possibility that additions will be made to the schedule. The ceremony is open to all current and former law enforcement officers,
family members and the general public. Those attending are asked to take a candle that can be lit during the ceremony Saturday evening in Trenton.