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(May 11, 2010)--In observance of National Peace Officers Memorial Day, the UTSA Police Department will host a ceremony to commemorate the service and sacrifice of peace officers at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 12 at the flagpoles between the John Peace Library and Arts Building on the Main Campus.

Part of National Police Week, the ceremony will include a reading of a proclamation from UTSA Police Chief Steve Barrera and a reading of the names of the law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in Texas in 2009. Additionally, there will be a wreath laying and playing of taps.

Throughout the week, UTSA departments and student organizations will honor National Police Week with visits to the UTSA Police Department, cards from students and other events.

National Peace Officers Memorial Day began in 1962 when President John F. Kennedy designated the week encompassing May 15 as National Police Week. Police departments across the nation observe the week in different ways including open houses, SWAT demonstrations and memorial services. Through the efforts of Concerns of Police Survivors Inc., a half million blue ribbons have been distributed to law enforcement agencies to tie to their car antennas to call national attention to this day.

Every 57 hours, a law enforcement officer gives up his or her life in the line of duty. In 2010, Texas lost 10 law enforcement officers. Since 1963, 31 university police officers nationwide have died in the line of duty.

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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