Police and supporters honor Police Memorial Day

By George Garza

A large contingent of Vidor Police Officers both on-duty and off-duty gathered in the east parking lot of the Vidor Police Department building on Tuesday to mark National Police Memorial Day with a somber candlelight ceremony at dusk.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation, which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

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