Cincinnati Police Sergeant Dave Corlett will be Guest Speaker

David Miller is the Managing Editor of Loveland Magazine

by David Miller

Loveland, Ohio – Memorial Day 2023, is here and the city of Loveland, Ohio is gearing up to honor and remember the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States Armed Forces. We especially honor the “Gold Star” family members. The city has planned a series of events for the day, including a program, parade, and a distinguished guest speaker.

The day starts with a parade that leaves at 9 AM from Loveland Elementary School, 600 Loveland Madeira Road, to the Loveland Veterans’ Memorial.

Immediately following the parade a Memorial Day program will take place at the Loveland Veterans’ Memorial Park. The program will include a wreath-laying ceremony, patriotic music, and a moment of silence to honor the fallen heroes. The event will be open to the public, and all are invited to attend.

The ceremony will feature a speech from Sergeant Dave Corlett, an Army veteran who served in Iraq and a 31-year member of the Cincinnati Police Department.

Sergeant Corlett is the founder of the Military Liaison Group within the Cincinnati Police Department and an instructor with the Hamilton County Mental Health Crisis Teams. He has worked with Veterans Affairs and the local court system to improve relations between military veterans and law enforcement. His efforts have been recognized by the Department of Justice (DOJ), and he was the winner of the DOJ’s 2021 L. Anthony Sutin Award for Innovative Law Enforcement and Community Partnerships.

Prior to joining the Cincinnati Police Department in 1992, Sergeant Corlett was a member of the United States Army. He was assigned to Alpha Company, 1stBattalion, 24th Aviation Regiment where he served in Iraq during Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield.

The event will provide an opportunity for families and friends to come together and celebrate the day while remembering the sacrifices made by our service members, and “Gold Star” family members.

Loveland Magazine takes great pride in honoring and remembering the brave men and women who have served our country. This Memorial Day, we invite everyone to come together, pay tribute to the fallen heroes, and celebrate the freedom and values they have fought for and died to protect. We honor the sacrifice of so many families.

For additional information about the 2023 Memorial Day program, contact (via email) Misty Clark at Loveland City Hall at (513) 707-1437.

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