Memorial honors Texas peace officers killed in the line of duty

Throughout the week, members of Texas law enforcement who died in the line of duty are being honored.

Sunday dozens attended a vigil where the names of 66 people who died in 2017 were read and added to the Texas Peace Officers’ Memorial wall. A memorial on Monday includes a procession up Congress Avenue starting at 10:30 a.m. from the Congress Avenue Bridge. The service begins at 11 a.m. at the Capitol.

On Friday, the Austin Police Department will gather to honor its 23 officers killed in the line of duty in the department’s history.

Some of the officers added to the memorial this year include Department of Public Safety Trooper Thomas Nipper who was killed while working a traffic stop, Trooper Damon Allen who was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop and San Marcos Police Officer Kenneth Copeland who was shot while serving a warrant on his day off.

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