May 13, 2015
CFISD Police Chief Alan Bragg addresses students during a high school press conference on May 11 at the Berry Center. Chief Bragg leads a districtwide police force of 69 sworn officers and seven campus security officers providing services to the schools and district.
May 13, 2015—Cypress-Fairbanks ISD is honoring its dedicated police officers during National Police Week, May 11-15. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962 and signed by John F. Kennedy, 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 Friday, May 15, U.S. flags across the nation 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 69 police officers and seven campus security officers providing services to the schools and district.
“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 lives of children and the Cy-Fair community,” said Alan Bragg, CFISD Police Department chief.