BROWNSVILLE, Texas — The Brownsville Navigation District honored the dedicated work and sacrifice of Port PD officers and all other peace officers around the nation during National Peace Officers Week held May 13-17.
To commemorate the honorable work and sacrifice of peace officers everywhere, the BND Board of Commissioners passed a proclamation designating May 15 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day and the week in which the date falls as National Peace Officers Week in the Port of Brownsville.
The port’s Police Department also hosted a peace officer memorial ceremony May 16. The officers received badges to commemorate the event and gear bags with the traditional blue line that denotes service.
“Police like any other profession each have an understanding amongst each other for what they do and what they go through on a daily basis, the thin blue line demonstrates support for each other in performing a difficult job, for police officers, it is an encouragement to stand on that line together in service of others and protecting society,” said Carlos Garcia, Chief of Police and Security of Port of Brownsville.
National Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police week pays tribute to local, state and federal peace officers who have died in the line of duty while serving and protecting. The observance also raises awareness for the ongoing need to be vigilant against possible acts of crime including extreme violence and terrorism.