Allen Police will pay tribute to fallen peace officers this week during a special ceremony in Plano.
Peace Officers Memorial Day was created to honor police officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The holiday, which is marked each year on May 15, is followed by National Police Week. Allen officers will participate in a public memorial ceremony at Haggard Park in historic downtown Plano at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 19.
Earlier this month, the Allen Police Honor Guard traveled to Austin to remember the fourteen Texas peace officers killed in the line of duty during 2015. The annual march up Congress Avenue is followed by the reading of officers’ names and end of watch dates.
“The Allen Police Department is proud to honor the fallen officers that gave their lives in the line of duty and remember the families that have suffered tremendous loss,” said Allen Police Chief Brian Harvey.
The public is encouraged to show support for police officers by attending the May 19 memorial service, which will include a 21-gun salute and the playing of Taps.
Parking is available on the east and south sides of Haggard Park (901 E. 15th Street, Plano) in front of the Raymond Robinson Justice Center. In case of inclement weather, the service will be moved to the council chambers at Plano Municipal Center (1520 K Ave, Plano).