The Marshall County Police Department now displays memorial plaques for three deceased Merit Officers.

Detective Sergeant Jonathan Bryant said in a news release, “Visitors and employees at the Marshall County Police Department will now see three wooden memorial plaques displayed on the main entrance wall of the department’s lobby. The plaques were made by Wyckoff’s Workshop, a veteran-owned business out of Colorado. They were designed and paid for by monies seized through narcotics investigations.”

The three merit officers being recognized are John W. Knoblock, of Bremen, who was the Sheriff’s Department’s first Detective. He passed away unexpectedly on June 5th, 1976.

Thomas G. Chamberlin, of Plymouth, was the elected Sheriff of Marshall County when he passed away from a hard-fought cancer battle on August 28, 2015.

The final officer honored is Daniel K. Butt, of Culver. Officer Butt was a Captain for the Sheriff’s Department. He passed away unexpectedly on February 12, 2021.

Detective Bryant commented in the release “These three county officers served their community with great valor and selfless dedication to public service. They will forever be memorialized at the Sheriff’s Department and within the hearts of family members, community members, and their law enforcement brothers and sisters currently serving. Gone, but never forgotten.”

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