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 15 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 25 officers of Doña Ana, Luna, Sierra and Otero counties who have died while serving their respective communities in the last 122 years. A brief history and images of each officer will be presented. The event is scheduled as part of National Police Week, May 11-17.

“We’re proud to commemorate the brave officers who gave their lives to protect and serve this area,” Capt. Dave Weaver, of the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department, said. “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 Thursday, May 15, at 10 a.m. at the Oñate High School Performing Arts Center, located at 6800 N. Main St. The service is hosted by all federal, state and local law enforcement agencies serving in Doña Ana County. The public is invited.

For more information, call Grant A. Taylor, assistant to the Doña Ana County director of public information, at (505) 647-7290. Anyone calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request extension 7290.