Remembering Our Heroes
A memorial service was held Wednesday to honor two local law enforcement officers -- Robert Rosas and Ken Collier -- who died in the line of duty during the last year.
Both officers were recognized for their exceptional service. Rosas, a Border Patrol agent, was shot to death near Mexico in July. Collier, who was a sheriff'’s deputy, was killed in an accident on state Route 52. Both men's families were at Wednesday's memorial, as were family members of other officers killed in the line of duty in previous years.
The names of Rosas and Collier were unveiled Wednesday on a wall dedicated to fallen officers. Earlier in the day, the U.S, Honor Flag arrived from Dallas, and was then taken by motorcade to the memorial. The Honor Flag has become a symbol of honor since it was flown over Ground Zero in New York after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Since then, it has been used to pay tribute to America’s finest law enforcement officers
A 21-gun salute and speeches were made in tribute Wednesday to the fallen officers at the annual law enforcement memorial, which was held at the County Administration Building.