Laredo Remembers Fallen Officers
As flags remained at half staff a moment of prayer was shared by law enforcement officers from different agencies remembering those who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Official data reveals 166 officers were killed in the line of duty in 2011 in the United states some say men and women in uniform now face more dangers than ever.
Assistant Police Chief Gilberto Navarro was on hand and said that the dangers are many from traffic to weapons and other miscellaneous situations out there.
In 1936 Laredo Patrol Officer Pedro Ayala was killed by a drunk driver while directing traffic during an accident.
Almost 80 years later his daughter in law Delia Montemayor still remembers the tragic loss. She said, "He left my mother in law with all the children. my husband was 10 years old".
"Although no amount of flowers can relieve the sadness of the family members of the officers who died in the line of duty. They say they are happy to see this ceremony held in their honor."
Montemayor took a moment to express her family's suffering due to the loss of Officer Ayala.
Those who swear to protect and serve go to work not knowing what the day will bring.
Assistant Police Chief Gilberto Navarro stated that, basically people who serve as Police Officers and law enforcement are very caring individuals and put other people's lives before theirs. Though agencies say they train officers the best that they can, in order to minimize risks out there, Sheriff Martin Cuellar said, "Some times you draw the line, God draws the line and we have to do what we have to do; sometimes it's paying the ultimate price."
Carolina Garcia, Pro8news.