(MEDIA ADVISORY: Media representatives are invited to attend this event. Interviews can be arranged following the ceremony.)
SPC to host annual Peace Officer Memorial Service at 10 a.m. on May 5
LEVELLAND – The annual Peace Officer Memorial Service is slated for 10 a.m. May 5 (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. According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, nationwide more than 359 law enforcement officers died in 2020 with 72 officers from Texas. COVID-19 caused 231 deaths among law enforcement officers.
“We honor the fallen by training the living,” is the motto of the South Plains College Law Enforcement Technology program.
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, assistant professor of Law Enforcement, at (806) 716-2356.