Santa Fe – Governor Susana Martinez, Secretary Gorden E. Eden, Jr., and the New Mexico Department of Public Safety cordially extend an invitation to the media and families for a memorial to be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy in Santa Fe.
National Police Week, which honors fallen police officers, was signed into law by President John F. Kennedy in 1962, said Secretary Gorden E. Eden, Jr. “This is a special time to salute America’s and New Mexico’s law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. It has been commemorated every year since,” said Eden. While the actual dates change from year to year, Law Enforcement Memorial week is always the seven-day period commemorating fallen officers.
The New Mexico memorial ceremony will pay tribute to the 193 New Mexico Officers who made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty, said Eden. Their names are permanently etched on a charcoal colored marble wall at the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy in the Memorial Garden. The names and biographical sketch of each officer are featured on a New Mexico Law Enforcement Memorial web page unveiled in 2011 at: http://www.nmlememorial.org/
Governor Susana Martinez, who will serve as the Keynote Speaker at the 2012 memorial, will also issue a proclamation at the annual ceremony.
- Keynote Speaker – Governor Susana Martinez
- Presentation and Introduction of Families, LEA – Director Louis R. Medina
- National Anthem, TAPS, Firearms Salute, and Folding of the Flag by the New Mexico State Police, Albuquerque Police Department, Santa Fe Police and Sheriff’s Departments
When: 10 a.m., Wednesday May 23, 2012
Where: New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy
4491 Cerrillos Road Santa Fe, NM
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Contact: Lieutenant Robert McDonald