ACC Recognizes Police Week in Ceremony
Alvin Community College marked National Police Week during a ceremony on May 15 to recognize officers who have given their lives in the line of duty.
“I encourage you to pray for the families of those officers who have gone before us and also for the safety of the officers across this nation as they perform their jobs keeping us safe each day,” said ACC Police Chief Andy Tacquard.
ACC cadets lowered the campus flags to half-staff and the Alvin Police Department Honor Guard fired a 21-gun salute.
ACC President Rodney Allbright helped unveil the Table of Honor, a table setting that represents the absence of a fallen officer. The small table is covered with a white cloth with several items including a lit candle, a red rose, a vase wrapped with a blue ribbon and an empty chair.
“The Table, with its place setting, is a way of symbolizing the fact that members of our profession are missing from this event,” Dr. Allbright read. “The table is set for one, though the number is many.”
For more information about Police Week visit www.nationalpoliceweek.com.