Showing Support for Law Enforcement

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Law enforcement stands together in remembrance of the officers killed in the attack on Dallas law enforcement one year ago.

Amarillo Police are showing support for law enforcement along with other agencies across the state.

At 10 a.m. this morning, APD had several officers stand in front of the department and turn on their emergency lights.

This was after Governor Greg Abbott issued a statewide call to stand with law enforcement in Texas.
   
APD also showed their support today for a fallen officer in San Antonio.

San Antonio Police Officer Miguel Moreno was shot and killed in the line of duty, last week.

Officer Moreno was 32 years old and a nine-year veteran of the force.

Amarillo police were there at the funeral.

“We typically will send a couple members of our honor guard to show our respect and to help honor any officers in Texas that have fallen in the line of duty,” said Chief Ed Drain of the Amarillo Police Department. 

Governor Abbott spoke at the officer’s funeral this morning.

He also announced a program to protect Texas law enforcement.

The Office of the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division is accepting grant applications from law enforcement agencies seeking assistance for the purchase of rifle-resistant body armor.

In a statement, Governor Abbott said, “We must do all we can to protect those who protect us.”

Officer Jeb Hilton with the Amarillo Police Department tells us their officers will not be taking advantage of that grant as they are already equipped with body armor in their vehicles and on their person.

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