On Sunday, July 7, 2019, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will join law enforcement agencies throughout Texas in honor of Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Day.
“Sheriff Richard D. Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office invite members of the community to remember our fallen heroes and visit the El Paso County Law Enforcement Memorial which will be lit blue the evening of Sunday, July 7, 2019,” officials shared via email.
The El Paso County Law Enforcement Memorial pays homage to fallen officers who have served the citizens of El Paso County by sacrificing their lives in the line of duty.
Most recently, officials unveiled the addition of Deputy Peter John Herrera’s name to the memorial, who died in the line of duty on March 24, 2019.
July 7th was designated as Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Day with the signing of House Bill 3042 during the 85th Legislative Session, following the attack on peace officers in Dallas in 2016 which resulted in the death of five officers.
The El Paso County Law Enforcement Memorial is located at 3850 Justice Drive, just of Montana Avenue, east of Loop375.