COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES HOST OFFICERS’ MEMORIAL

COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES HOST OFFICERS’ MEMORIAL

Law enforcement agencies of southern New Mexico will hold a May 11 memorial service in Las Cruces to honor peace officers who have died in the line of duty.

The Southern New Mexico Fallen Peace Officers’ Memorial Association will pay tribute to the officers of Doña Ana, Luna, Sierra and Otero counties who have died while serving their respective communities in the last 126 years. Personal histories and images of each officer will be briefly presented. The event is scheduled as part of Peace Officers Memorial Week.

“We’re proud to commemorate the brave officers who gave their lives to protect and serve this area,” said Doña Ana County Sheriff Todd Garrison. “We also want to remind those who are in the field to be safe and vigilant in their duties as peace officers.”

The memorial will be held Tuesday, May 11, at 10 a.m. at the Oñate High School Performing Arts Center, located at 5700 Mesa Grande St. The service is hosted by the 24 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies serving southern New Mexico and Doña Ana County. The public is encouraged to attend.

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.