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May 2, 2008
Newport erects marker to memorialize fallen officers
NEWPORT -- A new granite marker outside Newport's police station pays tribute to city police officers killed in the line of duty.
The memorial is scheduled to be dedicated in a ceremony Monday attended by Police Chief Michael G. McKenna, city officials and others.
The marker bears the names of the three officers who have been killed while on duty in Newport: Eugene Barker in 1884, Robert C. Scott in 1922 and Patrick J. Clune in 1938.
Barker and Clune were both shot to death. Scott was on a traffic post when he was hit and killed by a car.
The memorial includes the names of the officers, their dates of death and the words: ``In Valor There is Hope.''
-- The Associated Press
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