Lowered Flags Honored Peace Officers

TCC flags were among those at governmental entities throughout the country flown at half staff last Saturday in observance of Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, honoring peace officers who died in the line of duty.

The designation was started by Pres. John F. Kennedy in 1962, and was amended by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. At that time, Pres. Bill Clinton directed that the flag of the United States be flown at half-staff on all Government buildings the week of  May 15  each year.

Each year people across the country gather during National Police Week to honor those who serve their communities through law enforcement and to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and lost their lives to keep all of us safe.

“This prestigious occasion  gives me yet another opportunity to say how proud I am not only to serve as your police chief, but also to be part of an organization’s culture that breathes professionalism, integrity, team effort and excellence,” said TCC Chief Frank Buchanan. “All of our officers work daily to ensure not only that our mission objectives are met, but are exceeded. So I salute each officer for ‘wearing the blue, and wearing it proudly.’”

Join us in applauding the TCC men and women in blue and take the time to thank an officer today!