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Remembrance for U.S. Capitol Police Sergeant Christopher Sherman Eney
United States Capitol Police Chief Phillip D. Morse, Sr
Public Information Office  
119 D Street, NE  
Washington, D.C. 20510 Immediate
(202) 224-1677  
   

Remembrance for U.S. Capitol Police Sergeant Christopher Sherman Eney
25th Anniversary – Line of Duty Death

August 24, 2009 marks the 25th Anniversary of U.S. Capitol Police Sergeant Christopher Eney’s line of duty death. He was the first U.S. Capitol Police Officer to be killed in the line of duty on August 24, 1984.

Sergeant Eney was accidentally killed during a CERT (SWAT) training exercise in Washington, DC. He served with the U.S. Capitol Police for 12 ˝ years and is survived by his wife Vivian Cross and their two daughters Shannen and Heather.

A wreath laying ceremony will be held at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC at 12:00 pm on August 18, 2009, followed by a reception hosted by the U.S. Capitol Police at 1:00 pm in room HC-6 of the U.S. Capitol.

Both events are open to the media. Press questions specific to the reception or wreath laying may be directed to:

U.S. Capitol Police: Sergeant Kimberly Schneider, (202) 224-1677
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund: Kevin Morison, (202) 737-7134

If there are any questions about these events or our security procedures in general, you may contact the United States Capitol Police Public Information Office at 202-224-1677.

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  Prepared by:
  Sergeant Kimberly Schneider
  United States Capitol Police
  Public Information Officer