Remembering the Fallen

A blue light ceremony was held at Lions Park prior to the Christmas Stroll last week to remember Peace Officers killed in the line of duty. Presenting the ceremony was Dennis Kramer of Montana C.O.P.S, a non -profit organization providing services for survivors of law enforcement officers fallen in the line of duty. Kramer’s son, an officer from West Yellowstone, was killed in a traffic accident in 2006. The MT chapter of National COPS has been formed since Sept 2010. C.O.P.S. provides training to law enforcement agencies on survivor victimization issues and educates the public of the need to support the law enforcement and its survivors. “It is a way to remind people that law enforcement is around 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” said Kramer. “The organization asks for you to put a blue light in a window to remember fallen officers.” Kramer thanked both the Red Lodge City Police Department and the Carbon County Sheriff’s Department for inviting him as well as the Carbon County Arts Guild for providing electricity for the lights.

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:00pm
    The Red Lodge Community Blood Drive will be held Dec. 18 at St. Agnes Catholic Church.  Appointments are offered from 12 noon - 5 p.m. and can be made online at www.bloodhero.com. Walk-ins are also accepted if time allows. Contact Christie at (406) 210-8678 for questions or to make an appointment.
  • Monday, December 18, 2017 - 6:00pm
    All Veterans and their families are invited to a complimentary holiday dinner Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge on Broadway in Red Lodge.  Please call 446-1812 to make reservations.
  • Monday, December 18, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 8:00am
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.