2012 Police Officer Memorial Service
Marshall Police Department Chief Stan Spence is requesting your presence at the Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony honoring fallen officers in the State of Texas during 2011 and 2012. This year’s ceremony will be held on May 16th, 2012 in the East parkinglot of the Historic Harrison County Courthouse at 12:00 noon.
"Lowering flags on Peace Officers Memorial Day is an appropriate way to show our respect for those brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice and to remember the family, friends and colleagues they left behind," said Craig W. Floyd, NLEOMF chairman. "It also is an important reminder of the continued service and sacrifice of the 800,000 law enforcement officers who protect our communities and safeguard our democracy day in and day out."
In 1962, President John Kennedy designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day. The calendar week in which May 15 falls is National Police Week, with this year's commemoration on May 13-19.
As part of National Police Week, the names of seven Texas law enforcement officers killed in 2011, as well as two officers in 2012 will be read aloud in honor of their ultimate sacrifice, their lives, to the citizens of Texas.
All of our local law enforcement agencies will be in attendance and the public is encouraged to attend.
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