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South Plains College Hosts Ceremony for Fallen Law Enforcement Officers [Audio]

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Wednesday on Lubbock’s First News, Kenny Burns, assistant professor of Law Enforcement Technologies at South Plains College, gave details on the memorial service hosted for fallen law enforcement officers across the nation.

This year, Burns said the ceremony held April 30, at 10 a.m., will recognize all 105 law enforcement officers in the U.S. that lost their lives in the line of duty in 2013, 13 of which were from Texas. He said there are usually 130-150 officers recognized each year, which many citizens may not realize. Burns said, “It’s quite an honor to be able to put on an event like this that recognizes officers that have lost their lives in the line of duty each year.” Larry Gilbert of the Terry County Sheriff’s Department will deliver the key note address and read officer names. In addition, the Lubbock Fire Marshall’s Office will be providing a bag pipe performance. The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office will contribute to the ceremony.

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