Laredo Police Department pays tribute to fallen officers

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Local law enforcement officers along with the Mayor of Laredo gathered downtown to pay tribute to our fallen officers.

In honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day, which lands on May 15th, the Laredo Police Department decided to take part in the national campaign by hosting a ceremony in front of the post office downtown.

Several law enforcement agencies were on hand to remember those who have lost their lives while on duty.

The event not only honors those who have lost their lives but also recognizes the brave souls who keep our communities safe.

Shortly after taking the position in June 2017, Laredo Police Chief Claudio Trevino responded to three of his officers shot in the line of duty.

Trevino says it’s very traumatic to have those many officers down at the same time and not knowing if they are going to survive.

Luckily the officers have recovered and they are back on duty serving their communities.

Since the start of the Laredo Police Department, eight brave officers have been killed in the line of duty.

A special mass was held on Wednesday afternoon to remember fallen officers from all over.