Missouri City, Texas – The City of Missouri City celebrated and pay tribute to the fallen police officers during the Annual Fallen Officers Memorial. This event was held at the Missouri City Police Headquarters in the Protector’s Plaza which is dedicated to the officers. All communities across the nation are gathering to recognize their police officers during this National Police Week.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week. The Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week is an observance in the United States that pays tribute to the local, state, and federal peace officers who have died, or who have been disabled, in the line of duty.
As the City’s top official, Mayor Robin Elackatt gave opening remarks and participated in the presentation of wreath for the Fallen Officers Memorial.
Mayor Elackatt said, “I am honored to be in attendance today evening to help pay tribute to the fallen police officers throughout our state and country. While City of Missouri City is fortunate to have not lost a single officer in the line of duty, today we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and thank all the men and women who continue to serve our community daily.
He continued, “As we come together in unity to honor these men and women during this week, I ask you to join me in continuing to show thanks to our police officers this week and in the days and months that follow. Thank you MCPD & Officers for your courage, thank you for your service and thank you for protecting our citizens every day and night. We are grateful for you, your families and your sacrifice.”
The event was attended overwhelmingly by the residents, other elected officials, special dignitaries along with City’s Chief of Police, Mike Berezin and Assistant Chief Lance Bothell, Captains, Lieutenants and all officers.
The live band presentation by Thurgood Marshall High School and Lawrence E. Elkins High School Choir and twenty-one gun salute made it very special for the community and for the men & women in Blue.