Fallen Lubbock officers honored in Washington, D.C. for National Police Week
WASHINGTON, D.C. (KCBD) - Fallen officers with the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office were honored during National Police Week in Washington, D.C.
Attorney General Merrick Garland laid a wreath and spoke at a memorial service on Monday.
During National Police Week, the Sheriff’s Honor Guard guarded a wreath made by families of fallen officers, according to Assistant Chief Deputy Joseph Gilliam.
“They place a single rose each to represent those who paid the ultimate sacrifice,” Gilliam stated in a release.
The wreath is guarded 24 hours a day during National Police Week, with members of each attending agency taking their turn to protect it.
Both Sergeant Joshua Blake Bartlett and Corporal D. Robert Martin Harvey with the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office were honored. Their names are engraved in the Peace Officer Memorial.
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