UTSA Police Salute Fallen Officers
Members of the UT San Antonio Police Dept. Honor Guard participated in the 2019 Police Memorial Parade in Austin on May 6. Thirteen officers were recognized for giving their lives in the line of duty in Texas in 2018. More information about the event is here.
Pictured left to right:
Officer Nicholas Carrillo
Captain Stephanie Schoenborn
Corporal Armando Gonzalez
Officer Santiago Valdovinos
The parade is the first of the activities leading up to National Police Week, May 12-18.
National Police Week History:
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
The Memorial Service began in 1982 as a gathering in Senate Park of approximately 120 survivors and supporters of law enforcement. Decades later, the event, more commonly known as National Police Week, has grown to a series of events which attracts thousands of survivors and law enforcement officers to our Nation's Capital each year.
National Police Week draws in between 25,000 to 40,000 attendees. The attendees come from departments throughout the United States as well as from agencies throughout the world. This provides a unique opportunity to meet others who work in law enforcement.