Local law enforcement officers took time Wednesday morning to pay tribute to their brothers and sisters who have paid the ultimate price, during the Hunt County observance of National Peace Officer Memorial Day.
The event in front of the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office was held in conjunction with National Police Week, which includes the 38th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service in Washington D.C.
The event in Greenville offered remembrance to the 11 law enforcement officers from Hunt County who have lost their lives while serving in the line of duty during the past 145 years.
Several relatives of those Hunt County officers who had died were on hand for the observance.
Guest speaker Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks also noted there had been 11 officers from across Texas who have died while on the job and 163 officers nationwide during the past 12 months.
Wednesday’s ceremony also included the reading of the law enforcement code of ethics, presentations of a memorial wreath and a symbolic riderless horse, a 21-gun salute and the playing of Taps.