On Friday, May 9, 2014 at 10 a.m., the San Antonio Police Department will hold a day of homage for our 54 officers who have been killed in the line of duty. A ceremony will be held in the courtyard of the Police Training Academy, 12200 S.E. Loop 410 at Moursund Rd., to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.
Each year, the President of the United States declares National Law Enforcement Week and Mayor Julián Castro has proclaimed Friday, May 9 as “Police Memorial Day.”
In the Proclamation, Mayor Castro states: “… Police officers daily sacrifice their lives to uphold the laws enacted by its people and without their devotion to duty and to the people they serve, our many freedoms, as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights, could be circumvented by persons intent on harming society…it is important that our people know and understand the problems, duties and responsibilities of the police department and the necessity for cooperating with them in maintaining law and order…it is fitting and proper that we express our gratitude for the dedicated service and courageous deeds of the San Antonio Police Department and for the contributions they have made to the security and well-being of all our citizens…”
For this, the San Antonio Police Department will have a Memorial Service which will be highlighted by a 21-Gun Salute, the Sounding of Taps, a bagpiper playing “Amazing Grace,” and a fly-over all conducted by San Antonio Police Officers.