Texas Governor’s Mansion To Be Lit Blue In Recognition Of Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Day

July 7, 2017 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Governor’s Mansion will be lit blue this evening in recognition of Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Day in Texas. July 7th was designated Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Day with the signing of House Bill 3042, which was passed this session following the deadly attack on peace officers in Dallas on this day in 2016.  

“Today is a day of remembrance for all Texans, but especially for the law enforcement community and their families,” said Governor Abbott. “Although Texas has dedicated this day as Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Day, we should always remember the bravery of those who wear the shield to protect our way of life. Cecilia and I ask that all Texans take a moment to pray for our law enforcement and offer thanks for their commitment to keep our communities safe.”

Tonight’s lighting comes on the one-year anniversary of the Dallas attack, which left five officers dead, and also serves symbol of remembrance for all Texas officers who have fallen in the line of duty, including San Antonio Police Officer Miguel Moreno, who was laid to rest in San Antonio this morning.