Volunteers place wreaths at graves of fallen police officers
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WJAC) —
Green wreaths and blue ribbons, marking the graves of fallen law enforcement officers, stand out against white snow in cemeteries around Cambria, Somerset and Bedford counties.
Volunteers with the Fallen Hero's Wreath Program researched fallen officers in our area, going back decades, and have been laying the wreaths now for weeks.
The program originated in Philadelphia, but has spread across the state and the country. Tina Sepp brought the program to local counties in honor of her brother Trooper Joseph Sepp, who was killed in Ebensburg in 2002.
Another volunteer, Tammy Dunn, the great-granddaughter of a Cambria County constable who was killed in 1922, told 6 News Thursday that the program is all about remembering the sacrifices made by law enforcement officers and their families.
"These policemen (made) the ultimate sacrifice and they will never be forgotten," she said. "We will always remember what they did for us."
If you want to donate, volunteer, or submit the grave site of a fallen officer, click here.