Local law enforcement agencies are honoring fallen officers as part of National Police Week.
Victoria Police Department and the Victoria County Sheriff’s Office, along with other area law enforcement agencies honored those who have died in the line of duty with a memorial service.
The ceremony included reading of a City and County Proclamation, memorial presentation, reading of the roll call of fallen Texas Officers, and the placement of a memorial wreath.
The memorial was held in DeLeon Plaza on Monday morning.
National Police Week is May 15th through May 21st. This week has been designated as a time to remember those city, county, state and federal law enforcement officers who gave their lives to safeguard the lives and property of their fellow citizens and to recognize the service given by the men and women who continue to serve as law enforcement officers.
President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726 on October 1, 1962 designating May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the week containing May 15th as National Police Week.