(5-4-21) The annual service hosted by FOP Blossomland Lodge #100 will honor twenty officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Seventeen of the officers are listed on the monument with the other three being former long time members of the Berrien County Community. The event is open to the public.

  • WHAT:Annual Peace Officers Memorial Day Service
  • HOSTED BY:Fraternal Order of Police Blossomland Lodge #100
  • WHEN:Friday, May 14, 2021at Noon
  • WHERE:Berrien County Law Enforcement Officer’s Monument,Lake Bluff Park, St Joseph MI

Officers to be honored are:

PATROLMAN CLARENCE SHOCKLEY Niles City Police Department August 15, 1907

TROOPER WILLIAM MARTZ Michigan State Police Paw Paw Post March 12, 1925

PATROLMAN FRANCIS LAMUNION Saint Joseph City Police Department June 23, 1927

PATROLMAN CHARLES SKELLEY Saint Joseph City Police DepartmentDecember 14, 1929

PATROLMAN VANCE COOPER Niles City Police Department March 4, 1937

DEPUTY ELTONSTOVER Berrien County Sheriff Department December 10, 1965

SERGEANT ROBERT STEVENS Benton Township Police DepartmentApril 29, 1970

TROOPER CHARLES STARK Michigan State Police New Buffalo Post December 31, 1971

TROOPER GARY RAMPY Michigan State Police New Buffalo Post December 31, 1971

TROOPER STEVEN DEVRIES Michigan State Police Niles PostOctober 12, 1972

DETECTIVE/CAPTAIN PAUL WINQUIST Niles City Police Department November 11, 1980

TROOPER ALLAN PETERSON Michigan State Police Saint Joseph Post August 29, 1981

TROOPER ROBERT MIHALIK Michigan State Police Saint Joseph Post September 9, 1984

PATROLMAN DONALD DEFORD Lincoln Township Police Department March 14, 1988

CHIEF KEITH MILLS Saint Joseph TownshipPolice Department October 18, 1988


COURT OFFICER RONALD KIENZLE Berrien County Trial CourtJuly 11, 2016Former residents servingoutside of the area

OFFICER ROBERT POLMANTEER Phoenix Police DepartmentMay 4, 1984

SERGEANT JAMES FARAONE Salt Lake City Police DepartmentSeptember, 18, 2001

SPECIAL AGENT PAUL SORCE Federal Bureau of Investigation, Detroit MichiganMarch 9, 2009