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Danville in Vermilion County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Everyday Heroes

Police and Firefighter Memorial

 
 
EVERYDAY HEROES - - Center Panel image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 24, 2008
1. EVERYDAY HEROES - - Center Panel
Inscription.

Left Panel

Honoring our Firefighters
whose lives were lost in the line of duty


• Albert Shanks - Fallen - February 17, 1915 • Albert Holmes - Fallen - February 17, 1915 • Gene Anderson - Fallen - August 11, 1976 • Wayne Turpin - Fallen - December 1, 1983 • Hubert Golden - Fallen - December 29, 1983 •

A Fireman’s Prayer

When I am called to duty God
Wherever flames may rage,
Give me strength to save some life
Whatever be its age.

Help me embrace a little child
before it is too late,
or save an older person from
the horror of that fate.

Enable me to be alert and
hear the weakest shout,
and quickly and efficiently
to put the fire out.

I want to fill my calling and
to give the best in me,
to guard my every neighbor and
protect his property.

And if according to my fate
I am to lose my life,
please bless with your protecting hand
my children and my wife.

Right Panel
Fire Fighter Memorial </b>(the left panel) image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 24, 2008
2. Fire Fighter Memorial (the left panel)
Honoring our Officers
whose lives were lost in the line of duty

• August Lind - Fallen - April 10, 1908 • David Farnsworth - Fallen - January 27, 1876 • Myron Decker - Fallen - June 6, 2001 •

A Policeman’s Prayer

When I start my tour of duty God
wherever crime may be,
As I walk the darkened streets alone
let me be close to thee.
Please give me understanding
with both the young and old,
let me listen with attention
until their story’s told.

Let me never make a judgment
in a rash or callous way,
But let me hold my patience
let each man have his say.

Lord, if some dark and dreary night
I must give up my life,
Lord, with your understanding love
protect my children and wife.
 
Location. 40° 11.973′ N, 87° 37.603′ W. Marker is in Danville, Illinois, in Vermilion County. Marker can be reached from North Vermilion Street (Illinois Route 1). Click for map. Located in "Sunset Memorial Park" cemetery. Enter at the
Police Officer Memorial </b>(the right panel) image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 24, 2008
3. Police Officer Memorial (the right panel)
main entrance. Marker is in the back section. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3940 North Vermilion Street, Danville IL 61832, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pioneer Jet Avaitors of the Korean War (approx. 1.3 miles away); Soldiers of Vermilion County Illinois (approx. 3.9 miles away); Two Trees Reach for Heaven (approx. 4.6 miles away); Vermilion County Korean and Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 4.6 miles away); Workers Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); Major Kenneth D. Bailey (approx. 4.7 miles away); Women's War Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Danville.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesHeroes
 
Everyday Heroes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 24, 2008
4. Everyday Heroes Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,192 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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