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National Peace Officers Memorial Day

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Victoria - With the sound of taps in the air, The National Peace Officers Memorial Service was held this morning inside Deleon plaza. Officers from both the Victoria Police Department and the Victoria Sheriffs Office, participated in this mornings ceremony. The traditional wreath laying ceremony with the playing of taps was followed by a reading of the names of law enforcement officers from both around the state and from Victoria, that lost their lives in the line of duty. Victoria county judge Ben Zeller, spoke during the service, and told why we should honor and respect our peace officers. 

"You give more than what we even acknowledge, and frankly, more than we deserve, and I want to say thank you this morning, for what you give, and everything you do, and for what you stand for wearing a badge as a law enforcement officer in this community," said Zeller.

Peace officers day was declared by president John F Kennedy in 1961, to honor all law enforcement that have been injured or lost their lives in the line of duty. 

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