Webinar: Law Enforcement Officer Funerals - An Approach for Small Funeral Homes

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Thursday, January 20, 2022 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   iCalendar Central Standard Time

NFDA Free Webinar (1 CE Hour) Members Only

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Don’t get caught without a plan to honor those who protect and serve


On March 19, 2019, Kittitas County, Washington lost one of our finest - Deputy Ryan Thompson - who was killed in the line of duty. The shooter was killed as part of the incident. In the 10 days that followed, our funeral home (which has only one licensee and administrative assistant, plus part time helpers) was tasked with caring for Deputy Thompson's funeral arrangements. Learn what small funeral homes (one or two person operations in communities sized less than 50,000) should expect when handling a line of duty death as well as the professional and ethical implications of caring for both the officer and the shooter.


 Key Takeaways:

  • Become well versed in an LEO funeral so that you can be the leader in your community in the event of a line of duty death.
  • Understand the demands that will be placed on your small funeral home in a very short amount of time.
  • Develop your own "action plan" to have on a shelf should a line of duty death occur in your community.



Henry D. Johnston, CFSP, is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer and General Manager of Steward & Williams Funeral Home and Crematory in Ellensburg, Washington and Cascade Funeral Home in Cle Elum, Washington. He is a graduate of the Mortuary Science program at Arapahoe Community College, Past President of the Inland Empire Funeral Directors Association (Spokane, WA) and has been recognized twice by American Funeral Director magazine for his contributions to the funeral profession.


Approved for 1 CE hours by APFSP and by most state and province licensing boards.

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