Local PD’s participating in Gov.’s call to stand with law enforcement

Published 3:37 pm Thursday, July 6, 2017

Friday morning motorists may see patrol cars with their lights activated but it may not be for what they think.

Port Arthur and Beaumont police departments will participate in Gov. Greg Abbotts call to stand with law enforcement on July 7.

They will join officers across the state by turning their red and blue lights on for one-minute at 10 a.m. Friday, according to press releases.

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“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,” Gov. Abbott said.

The event falls on the one-year anniversary of the attack on Dallas law enforcement and is a way to honor all peace officers across Texas.

In Austin, law enforcement patrol cars will line the north drive of the Capitol to join in unity in turning on their red and blue lights.