Governor Abbott Declares May 15, May 10-16, Respectively, Peace Officers Memorial Day And Week

May 14, 2020 | Austin, Texas | Proclamation

The men and women who dedicate their lives and careers to law enforcement strengthen the safety and security of all who call Texas home.  These honorable officers enforce our laws and respond to their neighbors who are in need.  When met with dangerous and uncertain situations, law enforcement officers boldly answer the call.

Sadly, these men and women do not always return home.  The very individuals who work day and night to serve and protect the lives of others too often lose their own lives in the line of duty.  The people of Texas grieve their loss and stand by their fellow officers, as well as their loved ones, who carry on their legacy of courage and excellence.

With deep gratitude for their service, Texans come together each year to pay special tribute to our fallen heroes. 

I encourage everyone to join me in honoring our fellow Texans who, for our sake, have laid down their lives.  We recognize the significant risks taken on by all law enforcement officers, from peace officers to corrections and detention officers, and we honor their service to our communities.  They deserve our support and respect.  As Governor, I commend these brave men and women for their many sacrifices and thank them for keeping Texas safe. 

Therefore, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, do hereby proclaim May 15, 2020, and May 10-16, 2020, respectively, to be

Peace Officers Memorial Day and Week

in Texas, and urge the appropriate recognition whereof. In official recognition whereof, I hereby affix my signature this the 14th day of May, 2020.

Governor Greg Abbott

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