Doña Ana County

LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT HOSTS VIGIL FOR FALLEN OFFICERS

LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT HOSTS VIGIL FOR FALLEN OFFICERS

              The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office, along with New Mexico State Police, the Las Cruces Police Department and several other local law-enforcement agencies, will gather next week to honor officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
            The Southern New Mexico Fallen Peace Officers Memorial will take place over two days, beginning with a candlelight vigil Monday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 North Main Street, in downtown Las Cruces. 
            A memorial procession will take place Tuesday morning, May 7, at 9 a.m. from the corner of Union and University Avenue. The procession will travel northbound on El Paseo Road and end at Real Life Church, formerly Mesilla Park Community Church, where a memorial service will begin at 10 a.m.
            The public is invited to attend all events. 
            More than 50 officers from southern New Mexico and El Paso County will be honored, including those killed in the line of duty and those who died of natural causes during the past year.   
            The local event is hosted every year prior to National Police Week, which is traditionally the second full week in May. Similar events are held simultaneously at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. 
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