Culver-Stockton College criminal justice students are once again honoring fallen heroes. 2024 marks the seventh consecutive year for the Fallen Officer Project, culminating with a memorial walk to be held on Saturday, April 6, 2024, in the Mabee Center Gymnasium on the C-SC campus, from 9 to 11am.

Participants can walk while paying tribute to law enforcement officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. The cost to participate is $25 in-person or $30 virtually. Registration for both can be completed online at

Participants who register before midnight March 20, 2024, will receive a t-shirt and potentially other items, on the day of the event. Registrants after March 20, 2024, will not receive the t-shirt and other potential items.

Money raised or donations received during the walk will benefit two organizations: Supporting Heroes, Inc. and Whose House Our House (WHOH) organizations. Supporting Heroes, Inc. is focused on serving family members of fallen first responders to create relationships amid tragedy, and WHOH promotes community policing initiatives with inner-city youth.

“We have a great addition to the spring 2024 Fallen Officer Project Campaign! This year we will also recognize Fallen Law Enforcement Officers, Fallen Firefighters, and those who have become permanently disabled due to their public safety career,” stated Senior Lecturer Seth McBride. The project will still follow the same criteria for the students who participate. Students honoring law enforcement officers will wear a blue Fallen Officer Project logo, and those honoring firefighters will wear a red Fallen Officer Project logo.

The walk is a culmination of the 12-week course entitled “In the Line of Duty,” which teaches students historical, emotional, and interpersonal skills to understand further the commitment first responders make when taking an oath as professionals. McBride teaches the course, and he said the objective is to recognize the fallen heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice. “The content covered in this course, and the conversations that take place throughout the 12-week semester, will push students outside of their comfort zone,” McBride said. “We are asking college students to create connections with someone who has tragically lost a loved one in the line of duty. These difficult conversations and the relationships that result from them will prepare the minds of our students for the trajectory of their career.”

For more information regarding the Fallen Officer Project, contact McBride at

Contact the Marketing & Public Relations Office, at or 573-288-6000 ext. 6728 for more information.

NOTE: A number that appears immediately after a person’s name (i.e. Jane Doe ’18) is a reference to the year that person earned their bachelor’s degree from Culver-Stockton.

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