On Monday, May 15th at 5:30 PM, law enforcement officers from around the Texas Panhandle will gather at the Llano East Cemetery to honor officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
This ceremony is part of National Police Week 2017. The Law Enforcement Memorial Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony will be held at the Field of Honor located on the east side of Llano East Cemetery. Entry into this area is on the east side of S. Arthur Street, north of SE 34th Avenue.
Law enforcement officers and the public are invited to attend the 30 minute service.
An honor guard comprised of officers from the Amarillo Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, and both Potter and Randall County Sheriff’s Offices will present the colors. The ceremony will also include a traditional rendition of Taps and bagpipe performance. The ceremony always draws attendance by a wide variety of uniformed police, fire, and other first responder agencies from all over the panhandle.
Officials in local law enforcement would like to encourage and invite everyone to attend to show support for the men and women who have died in the line of duty.
In 2016 144 officers died in the line of duty in the United States. At this point in 2017, 43 officers have lost their lives while on duty.
In the event of inclement weather, the memorial service will take place at Comanche Trail Church of Christ, 2700 SE 34th Avenue.