Debbie Foster, center, places a flower in the memorial wreath at Wednesday afternoon's Police Memorial Service for Independence and Sugar Creek police, held at the Truman Library. Foster is the widow of Terry Foster, the last of five Independence officers to die in the line of duty, on March 17, 2001. Feb. 5 marked the 50th anniversary of Chief Mike Onka's death in the line of duty in Sugar Creek. The guest speaker was Jim Ripley, retired lieutenant with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and law enforcement educator at the Herndon Career Center. [Mike Genet/The Examiner]