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Officers to be Recognized during National Police Week

Police Department Fire Car_SliderIn 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as National Police Week.

Local law enforcement agencies have planned a public memorial service for May 15th.  The service will be held at the East Paris Baptist Church on Thursday beginning at 6:30 PM for our community.

The speaker for the event will be our County District Attorney, Gary Young.  A color guard made up with officers of local agencies will post the colors and the list of our local fallen officers will be read.

We honor those officers who have provided service and sacrifice for this community since the 1800’s and those officers nationwide.

Lamar County SO                     Deputy Mat Green                            EOW March 1, 1867

Paris PD                                  Officer William Albright                   EOW December 4, 1874

Lamar County SO                    Sheriff James Black                          EOW November 16, 1884

Lamar County SO                    Deputy Henry Clay Davis                  EOW December 27, 1885

Blossom City Marshal              Marshal Ben J. Hill                             EOW October 19, 1902

Paris PD                                 Officer William Cliff Schultz              EOW March 6, 1904

Paris PD                                 Officer Duane Cross                           EOW July 20, 1920

Lamar County SO                    Chief Deputy George Robertson       EOW Sept. 10, 1940

Texas ABC                             Agent Delbert Pearson                      EOW January 18, 1973

Paris PD                                Officer David Roberts                        EOW Sept. 21, 1985

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