Written by Jess Paniszczyn
Members of the public joined police officers, state troopers, firefighters and a variety of uniformed personnel in Coppell’s City Hall Plaza to honor fallen officers during Metrocrest Law Enforcement’s 2012 Memorial Service on May 15. The morning’s ceremony included a rendition of The Green Hills of Tyrol presented by the Coppell Fire Department’s Pipe and Drum Team, a 21-gun salute, Taps performed by Coppell High School Soloists and remarks made by the Police Chiefs of the cities of Coppell, Carrollton, Addison and Farmers Branch.
“In 2013 we are continually reminded of the call to serve and the potential sacrifice that comes with that call,” Coppell Police Chief Mac Tristan said. “From Boston to West, Texas men and women who wear the uniform, who have taken an oath to serve, to run to the danger as opposed to running away all to protect the lives of others. They display the ultimate act to lay down one’s life for another’s.