2017 Peace Officers Memorial and Candlelight Vigil

Preparations have begun for the 2017 Texas Peace Officers Memorial Service and Candlelight Vigil. These services will be held in Austin, Texas at the State Capitol. The following information is for your consideration in making plans for your individual department to attend these activities.

Below is information regarding each ceremony and specific information for those that wish to participate in the events.

2017 Candlelight Vigil

The Candlelight Vigil will be held at the site of the Texas Peace Officers Memorial Monument on the northeast side of the Capitol. This event will be on Sunday April 30th,  2017 at 7:30pm.

2017 Peace Officers Memorial

The Peace Officers Memorial will be held on Monday May 1st, 2017 at the south steps of the Capitol. The event will begin with a procession that begins on the Congress Avenue Bridge at about 10:30am. The procession will consist of Color Guard Teams, Motorcycle Officers, law enforcement motorcycle groups, and a combined Pipe and Drum Corps. If you wish to be involved with any of these groups please see the specific instructions below.


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