The week of May 15th is set aside each year as a time to pay tribute and honor the men and women in Law Enforcement who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. As part of National Police Memorial Week, Southlake’s Department of Public Safety Police Services will join all of law enforcement and wear a black mourning band over their police badges to remember those brave souls who have laid down their lives in the service of others.
Southlake DPS Police Chief Stephen Mylett has also designated Police Memorial Day, on Tuesday, May 15th, as Uniform Day in observance of this solemn occasion. All officers have been directed to wear their police uniform as a show of solidarity. Chief Mylett says, “We owe a debt of gratitude to the officers who have come before us and who have died protecting the lives of the innocent. We will never forget these brave men and women who leave family members behind. We salute the officers who continue to carry on the tradition of protecting and serving the citizens of Southlake and this great Nation.”
The week of May 15th was established as Police Memorial Week on October 1, 1962 by a joint resolution of the 87th Congress of the United States of America. Law Enforcement agencies all across the country have lowered their flags to half-staff so that the nation may pay respect to the men and women who have devoted their lives to protecting others.
God Bless our police officers and their families.