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      Law Enforcement Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony to take place 2 p.m. May 15

      This 2010 wreath laying ceremony honored fallen law enforcement and firefighters.

      The Amarillo Police Department in cooperation with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial will host a wreath laying ceremony for law enforcement officers and firefighters who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

      In 1963, President John F. Kennedy established May 15 as National Police Memorial Day and National Police Week for the entire week that May 15 falls in to commemorate those officers who have given their lives to protect our society. Every year, the Amarillo Police Department's Honor Guard hosts a short wreath laying ceremony at Llano East Cemetery. The public is invited to attend and show support to those who support our community.

      The Law Enforcement Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony will take place May 15 at 2 p.m. at the Field of Honor at the Llano East Cemetery, 3300 block of S. Arthur. The Llano cemetery pays tribute to the men and women who have served as public servants (law enforcement and firefighters) throughout the panhandle by offering a unique garden designed especially to honor their service, the Field of Honor.

      All departments and officers from the Texas Panhandle are encouraged to attend. Any questions should be directed to Sgt. J. Hooten at Amarillo Police Department (806)378-6125. Leave a message on the recording before or after hours.