“Today we are solemnly reminded of the dangers that those in law enforcement face answering the call to protect our communities,” said Governor Abbott. “Through their service, they have joined a higher calling that only the finest choose to answer. We come together to honor the men and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Our prayers go out to the families of these officers who have made their communities safer, and Texas will never forget their sacrifices.”
During the 85th Legislative Session, Governor Abbott signed House Bill 3647, which established the Texas Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony as an annual event. This year’s ceremony was the first to be held since the passing of the law.