Jim Sánchez/ Conexión San Ángelo

SAN ANGELO – In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the week in which it falls as National Police Week.

At the San Angelo City Council’s Tuesday meeting, Mayor, Brenda Gunter, issued a proclamation declaring May 13‐19, 2018 as Police Week and as Peace Officers Memorial Day.

SAPD Sgt., Rick Tinsley, accepted the proclamation from Mayor, Brenda Gunter, at the City Council’s Tuesday meeting. Mayor Gunter proclaimed May 13-19, 2018 as Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day.

“This week is dedicated to pay tribute to those officers who have died in the line of duty and the San Angelo Police Department will have a number of planned events to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice; and the members of the law enforcement agencies of San Angelo and Tom Green County unceasingly provide vital public services and play an essential role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms of the citizens of San Angelo and Tom Green County;"

"It is important all citizens know and understand the problems, duties, and responsibilities of their law enforcement agencies, and that members of our law enforcement agencies recognize their duty to serve the people by safeguarding life and property, by protecting them against violence and disorder, and by protecting the innocent against deception and the weak against oppression or intimidation;"

"Now, therefore, I, Brenda Gunter, Mayor of the City of San Angelo, Texas, on behalf of the City Council, do hereby proclaim May 13 through May 19, 2018, as POLICE WEEK and call upon all citizens and organizations of San Angelo to observe this memorial occasion with appropriate ceremonies in which all of our people may join in commemorating law enforcement officers, past and present, who by their faithful and loyal devotion to their responsibilities have rendered a dedicated service to their communities"

"I further call upon all citizens of San Angelo to observe May 15, 2018, as PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL DAY in honor of those Peace Officers who, through their courageous deeds, have lost their lives or have become disabled in the performance of duty." "In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and have caused the Official Seal of the City of San Angelo to be affixed this 15th day of May 2018," Brenda Gunter Mayor of the City of San Angelo

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