May 14, 2013
May 14, 2013 — Cypress-Fairbanks ISD is honoring its dedicated police officers during National Police Week, May 12-18. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
In honor of National Peace Officers Memorial Day on Wednesday, May 15, U.S. flags will be flown at half staff.
The National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C., contains the names of more than 19,000 officers who have been killed in the line of duty throughout U.S. history, dating back to the first known death in 1791. New names of fallen officers are added to the monument each spring in conjunction with National Police Week.
In Texas, a candlelight vigil and memorial service takes place each May at the Texas Peace Officers Memorial, located on the northeast grounds of the Texas Capitol in Austin.
The CFISD Police Department is currently staffed with 52 police officers. During the last year, CFISD Police Chief Alan Bragg converted 12 of the 22 security officer positions to police officer positions to partner with the 40 positions on the department’s startup roster.
“This incredible team of men and women continue to deliver professional law enforcement services to our students, staff and facilities each day and make positive differences in the Cy-Fair community,” Bragg said.