Each year, the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) accepts nominations for the annual State of Texas Law Enforcement Achievement Awards. The awards are presented to selected peace officers, reserve officers, jailers, and custodial officers who are licensed by TCLEOSE. Nominees should exceed the normal expectations of job performance through acts of professional achievement, public service, or valor for the 2013 year. Click here for more information. Nomination submission deadline is December 31st Click here for more information.
The Peace Officer memorial's home is located on the northeast grounds of the Texas Capitol and lists those officers that have fallen in the line of duty.
To honor our fallen Peace Officers, The State of Texas provides a Texas Flag to the surviving family.
To submit a request for a Texas flag and memorial items for a fallen Texas peace officer, click here.
There are many resources from a variety of institutions at your disposal in the event a peace officer dies in the line of duty. Listed below are a number resources available to you. A good place to start is the Badge of Honor Memorial Foundation. This organization assists the survivors of officers who have been killed in the line of duty to obtain all of the statutory benefits that may be available to them. They also provide each family coping with their loss with a lasting symbol of recognition for the life of service the officer courageously gave.
In addition, Agencies can set up their own casualty assistance plan using the Example Casualty Assistance Plan provided by the Badge of Honor Memorial Foundation.
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