The week of May 15th is set aside each year as a time to 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, the Southlake Police Department will join law enforcement agencies all across the country in remembering the many brave souls who have laid down their lives in the service of others. The ceremony will take place Thursday, May 19th, at 10:00 a.m. at our DPS North Training facility at 100 East Dove. The public is invited.
Police Chief James Brandon says, “We will never forget our sister and brothers in blue who have died protecting the lives of the innocent. We owe them a debt of gratitude; and we salute the officers who continue to carry on the tradition of protecting and serving the citizens of Southlake and this great Nation.”
Since the first recorded police death in 1791, there have been over 20,000 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. The week of May 15th was established as National Police Memorial Week on October 1, 1962 by a joint resolution of the 87th Congress of the United States of America.
Law enforcement agencies will lower their flags to half-staff so that the nation may pay their respects to the men and women who died while protecting the lives of others.
God Bless our police officers and their families.