(MEDIA ADVISORY: Media representatives are invited to attend this event. Interviews can be arranged following the service.)

SPC to host 2024 Peace Officer Memorial Service on May 1

LEVELLAND – South Plains College’s annual Peace Officer Memorial Service will take place at 10 a.m. on May 1 on the lawn of the Levelland campus entrance. The event will honor law enforcement officers whose lives were lost while serving and protecting citizens across the United States in 2023.

The SPC Law Enforcement Honor Guard will perform a 21-gun salute and Taps, and the Levelland Police Department Honor Guard will raise the flags. Chief Jeff Foster of the Sundown Police Department will serve as the keynote speaker, and Michael Mogan of the Lubbock Airport Police Department will play the bagpipes during the service.

“We honor the fallen by training the living,” is the motto of SPC’s Law Enforcement Technology program.

“We always look forward to this service every year, not because we have lost officers to remember, but because we get to honor their sacrifice while allowing our students to learn the importance of what has been lost,” Mark Wittie, SPC assistant professor of law enforcement, said.

For more information about the service, contact Wittie at mwittie@southplainscollege.edu or 806-716-2356.