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Posted on: May 16, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Allen Police Department to Honor Fallen Officers


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 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 take place in the council chambers at Plano Municipal Center (1520 K Ave, Plano).

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