An officer is killed in the line of duty every 61 hours. Throughout history, there has been more line of duty deaths in the State of Texas than any other state or territory. Since January 1 of this year, 71 officers have been killed in the line of duty across the nation, including 15 from Texas.
The Texas Police Chiefs Association’s Officer Survivor Fund provides monetary assistance to Texas families of fallen heroes within 24 hours following an officer’s line of duty death.
The Fallen Officers Bike Race is a community event that takes place at The Shops at Highland Village on Saturday, October 15, beginning at 8am. Activities include a 5K run, civilian bike race, and a police bike race. There will be live music, demonstrations, raffle prizes, silent auction, a kids’ zone, food, and drinks throughout the day.
In the accompanying video, Highland Village Police Department Corporal David Harney provides information about the event and how it has assisted families of fallen officers.
Last year, they raised $22,000 for the Officer Survivor Fund. They need your help to reach their goal of $30,000 this year! For more info, including sponsorships and the event schedule, click here.
For info on how to purchase a Texas Fallen Officers T-shirt, scroll down to the link provided on the website above.
Bob Weir is a former NYPD officer, long-time Flower Mound resident and former local newspaper editor.