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Two more added to DuPage monument of officers who died on duty

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  • The DuPage County Sheriff's Department honored police officers who have died in the line of duty at a ceremony at the county complex in Wheaton on Monday.

       The DuPage County Sheriff's Department honored police officers who have died in the line of duty at a ceremony at the county complex in Wheaton on Monday.
    Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

  • Sgt. Edmond Moore presents a ceremonial American flag to Charles Bartsch and his wife Madeleine.

       Sgt. Edmond Moore presents a ceremonial American flag to Charles Bartsch and his wife Madeleine.
    Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

  • DuPage County Sheriff's Deputy Gordon Leonard died while on duty in 1929. He and fellow Deputy Ralph Manning Hoy were honored Monday in a ceremony in Wheaton.

       DuPage County Sheriff's Deputy Gordon Leonard died while on duty in 1929. He and fellow Deputy Ralph Manning Hoy were honored Monday in a ceremony in Wheaton.
    Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

  • The names of DuPage County sheriff's deputies Gordon Leonard and Ralph Manning Hoy were to the monument for fallen police officers at the DuPage County Government Complex in Wheaton.

       The names of DuPage County sheriff's deputies Gordon Leonard and Ralph Manning Hoy were to the monument for fallen police officers at the DuPage County Government Complex in Wheaton.
    Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

  • Video: Sheriff honors fallen officers

 
 

Two more police officers who died in the line of duty were added to the roster of DuPage County's fallen heroes on Monday.

Honored during a ceremony at the county complex in Wheaton were sheriff's Deputies Gordon Leonard and Ralph Manning Hoy. They died in a car crash while taking a prisoner back to jail after an arrest on Sept. 27, 1929.

Leonard's nephew Charles Bartsch and his wife, Madeleine, were in attendance and were presented with a ceremonial American flag by the sheriff's department. The Bartsches live in West Chicago and reside in the home in which Leonard grew up.

"I know my husband Chuck was very proud of his uncles, and we're honored to be here today, to have his name engraved on this monument of fallen police officers." said Madeleine Bartsch.

Sgt. Edmond Moore of the sheriff's department presented a ceremonial American flag to Charles and Madeleine Bartsch during the ceremony. And a wreath was presented by Sheriff John Zaruba.

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