Law enforcement honored
The Ellis County Press
FERRIS - Mayor Pro Tem Bill Pardue proclaimed National Police Week May 9-15 during the Monday, May 2 regular council meeting.
Calling on all citizens and patriotic, civic and educational organizations to observe the week commemorating law enforcement law officers past and present, Police Chief Frank Mooney, Officer Jeffrey Kent and Investigator Sam Love were on hand to receive their certificate.
"During National Police Week, all of us who wear the badge remember those that came before us and the sacrifices they and their families have made to serve and protect," said Mooney.
Communities across the United States come together during National Police Week to honor and remember law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
This year, the names of 324 officers killed in the line of duty are being added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C.
The city will be hosting a series of events to pay tribute to our fallen heroes all next week.
Tuesday, May 11
Police and fire department demonstrations/displays at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, May 12
Candle light vigil at the Fallen Officers Memorial 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 13
Torch run from the police station to the Fallen Officers Memorial and ceremony at 12 p.m.