WASHINGTON COUNTY HONORS FALLEN OFFICERS

A veteran Texas law enforcement officer often said that the license they need to practice their profession reads ‘Peace Officer,’ and said he  never forgot that his job was to preserve the peace and safety of the community.

That’s what 15 Texas peace officers did last year, 2013, but they never came back home.

Today (Friday)at the Washington County Courthouse, those peace officers were honored for the ultimate sacrifice they made to keep our community peaceful and safe.

Justice of the Peace Precinct One Doug Zwiener quickly organized the memorial when he noticed there was no ceremony planned for this year.  He told the gathering that law enforcement officers, peace officers know that when they go to work they may never come home.  That’s why he did not want these officers forgotten.

Washington County Peace officers lay a wreath at the Courthouse to remember fallen peace officers.

Washington County Peace officers lay a wreath at the Courthouse to remember fallen peace officers.

Zwiener said he was a law enforcement officer many years with the Washington County Sheriff’s office. He knew two of the men whose names is on the monument in front of the courthouse, Don Wass and Blake Armstrong.

During a warm sunny Friday in May, law enforcement officers from the Brenham Police Department, the Sheriff’s Office and the Constables offices laid a wreath remembering the fallen officers.