Written by Carina A. Brunson Friday, 17 May 2013 07:00
MISSION—Mission Police Department held a ceremony Monday to commemorate National Peace Officers Memorial Week, honoring officers and firefighters who passed away in the line of duty and after retirement.
City officials, Mission Fire Department personnel, and officers with the Mission Police Department and county, state and federal agencies were present at the ceremony.
“It’s really a celebration of heroes that have gone before us,” said Polo Sandoval, master of ceremonies. “To know that their lives have not been in vain.”
“It is a sad day when we get together to remember those that we’ve known that gave their lives to protect us,” said Mission Mayor Norberto Salinas. “It makes us work a little harder to make this town a better place to live.”