SPC to host annual Peace Officer Memorial Service at 10 a.m. on May 1


LEVELLAND – The annual Peace Officer Memorial Service is slated for 10 a.m. May 1 (Wednesday) on the lawn at the entrance to South Plains College. 

The event pays tribute to law enforcement officers whose lives were lost while serving and protecting citizens across the United States. More than 163 nationwide law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty in 2018 with 11 officers in Texas. 

“We honor the fallen by training the living,” is the motto of the South Plains College Law Enforcement Technology program. 

The keynote speaker this year is Chief Dan Harris II of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Harris has been in law enforcement for nearly three decades, including five years as a police officer in San Angelo. 

The SPC Law Enforcement Honor Guard will perform a 21-gun salute and Taps. Also, the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard will conduct the Flag Ceremony. Michael Mogan of the Lubbock Airport Police Department will play the bagpipes. 

For more information, contact Mark Wittie, instructor in Law Enforcement, at (806) 716-2556.