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Northeast Times | July 16, 2018

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Colleyville Police Department to Honor Fallen Officers

Colleyville Police Department to Honor Fallen Officers

The Colleyville Police Department will close out National Police Week with a brief memorial ceremony honoring fallen officers around the nation. Both the police and the public will mark the occasion on Friday, May 15, at 10 a.m. in the court room at the Colleyville Justice Center, 5201 Riverwalk Drive. May 15 is Peace Officers Memorial Day, a day that pays tribute to the local, state and Federal peace officers.

The ceremony is open to everyone.

Peace Officers Memorial Day was created on October 1, 1961. At that time, Congress asked the president to designate May 15 as a day to honor peace officers. On October 1, 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed the bill into law and in 1994, Bill Clinton made an amendment through Public Law 103-322. This amendment directed that the United States flag be flown at half-staff on May 15.

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