NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - An honorary gun salute was fired this morning at the annual National Peace Officers Memorial Day ceremony in Nacogdoches.
The tribute is for the 10 law enforcement officers from Nacogdoches County who lost their lives in the line of duty between 1871 and 1996.
Family members of three of the deceased officers were present to remember their own loved ones.
"I was 18 months old when my father got shot and killed and all the memories I have are what my mother and older sister told me," said Bobbie Hargis Todd, a daughter of Deputy John Hargis, who died on Aug. 23, 1928. "A lot of that was my Daddy was a family man, and if he went somewhere, the whole family went, and that was my mother and five children."
Todd, as well as family members of Constable Darrell Lunsford Senior and Sergeant Tom Sitton, attended the ceremony attended. Monday's tribute is also for the peace officers who work every day for the protection and safety of others.