AUSTIN (KXAN) - About five dozen police officers from the Austin Police Department are honoring fallen brother Jaime Padron during National Police Week in Washington, D.C.
Killed in April 6, 2012, Padron is one of 120 officers who paid the supreme sacrifice in 2012.
Since the first recorded police death in 1792, there have been more than 19,000 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
A total of 1,539 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty during the last 10 years, an average of one death every 57 hours -- or 154 per year.
The deadliest decade was the 1920s when a total of 2,355 officers died -- amounting to 236 each year.
The deadliest day in law enforcement history was Sept. 11, 2001, when 72 officers were killed while responding to the terrorist attacks on the United States.
New York City has lost more officers in the line of duty than any other department, with 697 deaths.
Texas has lost 1,653 officers -- more than any other state.
More than 100 trees covered in lights now shine bright throughout Zilker Park. The Trail of Lights is open for another season.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside of a vehicle which lost control during the icy conditions, DPS said.
Travis County non-profit Center for Child Protection will benefit next March from an all day fundraiser at the Circuit of the Americas that will see plenty of donors racing on the track.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg heads to court this week as a defendant in a civil trial that could oust her from office.
Santa visited Austin early on Sunday, joining hundreds of motorcyclists for their annual Toy Run.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.