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Public Safety News
City of Sugar Land
News Release
Monday, May 16, 2011

This Year’s Memorial Dedication, Ride Theme -- ‛Respect, Honor and Remember’

Sugar Land, Texas – Sugar Land police and the Sugar Land Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association are partnering with regional law enforcement agencies and Republic Harley Davidson for a memorial ride on May 21. The event is intended to respect, honor and remember the hard work and contributions of officers who are routinely placed in harm’s way. 

As part of National Police Memorial Week, a procession of civilian and police riders who will embark from Republic Harley Davidson, 12707 Southwest Freeway, at 10 a.m., and travel to the Sugar Land Police Department, 1200 Highway 6 South, for a memorial dedication service.   

A formal ceremony planned for 10:30 a.m. at SLPD’s newly donated police officer Memorial Garden will recognize the men and women who place themselves in harm’s way. 

The ceremony will also recognize the departmental contributions of several people who have died in the past.  The names of Sgt. Ron Slocket, Officer Marcus Zaruba and the CPAAA founding member Wallace Mebane are inscribed on a dedication stone in the Memorial Garden.  

“It’s important that we all remember and honor the memories of our law enforcement family,” said Police Chief Doug Brinkley.  That’s what we’ll be doing on May 21 – making sure their contributions are never forgotten and recognizing the hard work and sacrifice of those who serve on a daily basis.”

Following the memorial service, the SLPD Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni Association has scheduled a law enforcement event and fundraiser at Republic Harley Davidson from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Events planned include a chili cook off, raffle and auction. Proceeds will benefit the SLPD’s annual Police Officer of the Year Award Banquet and other events that support police officers.




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