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. This year, National Police Week will be held the week of May 12 -18. This nationally recognized week pays special gratitude to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others, while honoring America's law enforcement community still serving today.
The Schertz Police Department will be hosting a Police Memorial on Tuesday, May 14 at 10:00 AM. The ceremony will be held in the Schertz Civic Center, 1400 Schertz Parkway, Bldg 5. The community is welcome to attend the ceremony as we honor the lives of fallen brothers and sisters. While fortunately Texas did not lead the nation this year in officer casualties in the line of duty, in 2018 we suffered a total of 11 fallen officers.
Please join us in honoring our police officers this May for their service and sacrifice to our community.