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5/12/04 - Tyler

Police Memorial Honors Fallen Officers

Law enforcement agencies across the United States will mark National Police Officers Week by honoring the memories of fallen officers.
Since May, 2003, 12 officers from across the state of Texas were killed.
A 21 gun salute honored the seven Smith County officers killed in the line of duty since 1940.
The name of each officer was read as bagpipes played.
The flag was lowered to half staff and a wreath placed at the downtown square.
Many officers say it is important to not forget the work those officers did.
"It's always important to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice by doing this job we do every day," says Tyler Police Lieutenant Diannia Jackson.  "So we take this time to remember those and to think about their families and the things that they've gone through."
Officers wore black sashes over their badges. The sash was inscripted with a Latin phrase meaning: No One Injures Me with Impunity.
Saturday, May 15, is the official National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Story by Maya Golden, mgolden@kltv.com

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