• In Memory of Officers Who Gave Their Lives in the Line of Duty

    The Marion County Law Enforcement Memorial is located on the grounds of the historic Marion County Courthouse. This monument stands as a memorial, paying tribute to the men and women of law enforcement who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for the citizens of Marion County and the city of Columbia.

    Sheriff J.V. Polk

    Marion County Sheriff

    Born: February 18, 1910
    Died: April 22, 1960

    Officer Leonard Conerly

    Columbia Police Department

    Born: December 25, 1946
    Died: December 7, 1978

    Deputy Jerry Bryan

    Marion County Sheriff's Office

    Born: September 5, 1950
    Died: January 5, 1984

    Officer Wayne G. Henebry

    Columbia Police Department

    Born: October 5, 1952
    Died: May 8, 1989

    Officer Billy D. Patterson

    Columbia Police Department

    Born: July 20, 1948
    Died: May 8, 1989

    Deputy Edgar Harrell

    Marion County Sheriff's Office

    Born: July 26, 1943
    Died: June 2, 1997

    Officer Danny Sellers

    Columbia Police Department

    Born: July 29, 1947
    Died: August 8, 1998

    Deputy Vernon L. Long

    Marion County Sheriff's Office

    Born: March 4, 1926
    Died: August 31, 2002