To mark the one-year anniversary of the attack on Dallas law enforcement, and in honor of all peace officers across Texas, Governor Greg Abbott issued a statewide call to stand with law enforcement in Texas. Governor Abbott asked all Texas law enforcement officers to turn on their red and blue lights for one-minute on Friday, July 7, at 10 a.m.
Additionally, on July 7, Governor Abbott attended and spoke at the funeral of San Antonio Police Officer Miguel Moreno, who was shot and killed in the line of duty last week.
“Respect for our law enforcement officials must be restored in this nation,” Governor Abbott said. It is our officers who stand between us and all that threatens, and we must stand behind them by sending a clear message that attacks on our men and women in blue will not be tolerated. I ask that all Texans come together to show our appreciation for those who keep us safe.”
DeWitt County Sheriff Carl Bowen echoed the governor’s comments.
“This day comes as a special meaning with the governor’s call, even as we speak now, we’re burying a San Antonio police officer that lost his life in the line of duty,” Bowen said. “Our profession is a dangerous one. It’s one that we understand, and we accept as part of what we do, but it’s also important that we remember those that have fallen.”