BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The Cameron County District Attorney’s (CCDA) Office said they will move forward with their annual Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony on Friday.
The remembrance program, part of National Police Week, honors the memory of those killed or injured in the line. The press release said, while the ceremony has grown in years past, the CCDA will scale down this year to comply with social distancing guidelines associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We know the role law enforcement plays in our daily lives puts officers in often times dangerous situations and, during this pandemic, their health at risk as well. We are grateful for their hard work and determination to keep our streets and communities safe from bad actors,” said Cameron County District Attorney Luis V. Saenz.
This year, the memorial ceremony will adhere to strict social distancing guidelines and will be brief. The District Attorney’s office has asked law enforcement to send one representative and unit to minimize the crowd, said the press release.
District Attorney Saenz will speak, followed by the traditional wreath laying ceremony and accompanying musical interlude by Customs and Border Protection’s Bugler.
The ceremony begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May 15th, directly in front of the Cameron County Courthouse.