FALLEN PEACE OFFICERS HONORED AT MEMORIAL SERVICE

  
Local law enforcement officials lay a wreath outside the Washington County Courthouse during a memorial service Friday for fallen peace officers.

Local citizens, public officials and first responders gathered outside the Washington County Courthouse this (Friday) morning to pay respects to the peace officers who have died this year.

The Washington County Peace Officers Association hosted an observance as part of National Peace Officers Memorial Week.  The names of 107 police officers, sheriff’s deputies, corrections personnel and other fallen law enforcement officials around the country were read in honor of their service and their sacrifice.

Washington County District Attorney Julie Renken encouraged those in attendance to remember those who lost their lives and thank those who continue to put their lives on the line.

 

 

After the reading of names, officials placed a memorial wreath outside of the courthouse, accompanied by the playing of “Taps”.

Washington County District Attorney Julie Renken speaks Friday outside of the Washington County Courthouse, during an observance for fallen peace officers.
Members of the Honor Guard present the United States and Texas flags at the beginning of a memorial service Friday for National Peace Officers Memorial Week.
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