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24 Hour Vigil
Sunday May 13th, 8am- Monday May 14th, 8am
Standing Guard Sign UpsThe 24 Hour Vigil is fast approaching. With the help of local agencies, this is an event that we take pride and honor in putting together. The Vigil will be held on the corner of Woodland/Burrell beginningand endingWe are currently accepting sign ups to Stand Guard for the following time slots:1000-11001100-12001300-14001400-15001500-16001700-18001800-19001900-20002200-23002300-00000000-01000100-02000200-03000300-04000400-05000500-06000600-07000700-0800To Stand Guard please email email@example.com with the following information:
Your contribution to participating in this event is greatly appreciated and would not be possible with out your commitment.The Tulare County Deputy Sheriff's Association in partnership with Police Associations from Visalia, Lindsay, Exeter, Tulare, and the California Highway Patrol are hosting the annual 24 Hour Peace Officer Vigil, beginning May 13th at 8am and concluding May 14th at 8am.
- time slot you prefer (slots filled based on first come first serve)
- first and last name
- contact number
It will be held at the Peace Officer Memorial located on the corner of Burrel and Woodland, in Visalia. It is open to the public and free to attend.
Please join us in honoring and paying tribute to all of the Law Enforcement Officers who have been killed in the line of duty. These officers dedicated and ultimately paid with their lives to serve and protect the citizens of our communities.
Deputy Scott Ballantyne
Tulare County Sheriff's Office
End of Watch: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Deputy Sheriff Scott Ballantyne and Mr. James Chavez, a civilian pilot, were killed in an airplane crash near Lake Success at approximately 4:15 pm.
The aircraft was assisting deputies on the ground search for a subject wanted for brandishing a firearm. It was preparing to leave the area after the suspect was arrested when it suddenly lost altitude and crashed into a mountain in the area of Route 190 in Springville.
Deputy Ballantyne and Mr. Chavez were the only two occupants of the CTLE ultralight.
Deputy Ballantyne had served with the Tulare County Sheriff's Office for 27 years. He is survived by his mother and sister.