DOIN’ GOOD: Beyond the Call of Duty
LUBBOCK, Texas (KJTV) - An organization called Beyond the Call of Duty travels to the U.S. to honor the service of our fallen officers.
Over the past week, it has stopped here in Lubbock to remember one of our very own — Nicholas Reyna.
“At the end of the day they are servants of the city, county or the state,” Jagrut Shah, with End of Watch-Ride to Remember, said.
Officer Reyna was killed in the line of duty last January in the icy crash that also killed Lubbock Fire Lieutenant Eric Hill. Since then, our community has found ways to remember his service and sacrifice.
“To see so much support from these men and women who travel across the country to show their support for our officers, for other officers, and just show that the law enforcement community is one of the largest communities,” Lieutenant Leath McClure with the Lubbock Police Department said.
The schedule includes daily stops all over the county to remember these fallen heroes.
“Those six motorcycles escort 339 to every department,” Shah said. “We ride for them. We right through all the elements. Whether it’s sun, rain or hail.”
The tour remembers those 339 officers killed in the line of duty just in 2020. Chairman Shah explained why this group goes out of their way to remember others.
“Seeing officers that knew the officer and seeing that pain at least for a brief moment, find peace. And the survivors to remember and know that their loved ones are not forgotten,” he said.
The next stops through the start of the week are in Arkansas and Mississippi, then on to Tennessee and Missouri. This year’s tour goes through mid-August.
Click here to find a full schedule and ways to donate.
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