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In Remembrance and Recognition: National Police Week

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. 

Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

In Garland, we remember and recognize our fallen Police Officers who gave their lives in the line of duty:

  • Gerald Walker: Shot and killed in the line of duty on Nov. 15, 1989
  • David Moore: Shot and killed in the line of duty on Feb. 15, 1997
  • Ronnie Lerma: Killed in the line of duty during a motor-vehicle accident on Sept. 21, 1998

For more information about National Police Week, please visit the website for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.   

Thank you to all of those who daily serve and protect our community!