• Photos by Roxanne Thompson/The Groesbeck Journal
    All the Limestone County law enforcement officers at the 10th Annual Peace Officers Memorial stand together on the steps of the courthouse after the ceremony on May 19 – personnel from the Sheriff’s Office, Groesbeck Police Department and Mexia Police Department.
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    Groesbeck Police officers, l-r, Chief Chris Henson, Detective John Blanco, Officer Autumn Cox, Sgt. Josh Bell, and Officers Brad Martin, Tyrell Hobbs and Randall Dobson stand at attention as a sign of respect at the 10th Annual Peace Officers Memorial, held Friday, May 19, on the south steps of the courthouse.
  • Photos by Roxanne Thompson/The Groesbeck Journal
    Limestone County Sheriff Dennis Wilson, at left, addresses those gathered for the 10th Annual Peace Officers Memorial on Friday, May 19, thanking them for their support. Also shown, continuing right, are Patrol Capt. Lee Cox, standing, and Sgt. Jason Ash and attorney-singer Stephen Reed.
  • Photos by Roxanne Thompson/The Groesbeck Journal
    Dozens of Limestone County residents turned out for the 10th Annual Peace Officer Memorial, held Friday, May 19, on the south courthouse steps.

County memorial recalls fallen officers

By Roxanne Thompson, Staff Writer

Law enforcement officers from across Limestone County  as well as members of the public gathered at the courthouse for the 10th annual Peace Officer Memorial Friday, May 19.

Most prominent were Limestone County Sheriff’s Office personnel, including Sheriff Dennis Wilson, Chief Deputy Murray Agnew and many deputies. Also well represented were Groesbeck Police Officers, including Chief Chris Henson. Mexia Police officers were there, too, including Chief Richard Hawthorne and several of his officers.

Patrol Capt. Lee Cox was emcee for the ceremony, welcoming those present and introducing those who were part of the program as the ceremony progressed. Stacy Duffield sang the national anthem to open the ceremony, and Sgt. Jason Ash gave an opening prayer.

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