Texas Governor’s Mansion will be lit in blue in honor of National Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Week

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FILE – In this Wednesday, March 17, 2021, file photo, Texas Gov Greg Abbott speaks during a news conference about migrant children detentions, in Dallas. Texas child welfare officials say they’ve received three reports of abuse and neglect at a San Antonio coliseum that is holding more than 1,600 immigrant teenagers who crossed the southern border. Child welfare officials would not reveal details about who made the allegations, but Abbott said his understanding was that they came from someone who had been inside the facility. One of the allegations include sexual abuse, but no further details were provided. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

AUSTIN, Texas (Nexstar) – On Wednesday, Governor Greg Abbott announced that starting tonight May 12 through Saturday May 15 the Texas Governor’s Mansion will be lit blue in honor of National Police Week.

“The State of Texas is forever indebted to the law enforcement officers who boldly and bravely answer the call to serve and protect their fellow Texans across our state,” said Governor Abbott. “This week, we are lighting the Governor’s Mansion blue as a symbol of appreciation for the men and women of law enforcement. The police deserve our honor and respect, and I thank the courageous members law enforcement for their many sacrifices and for putting their lives on the line to keep us safe.”

And Governor Abbott has officially marked the week of May 9-15 as Peace Officers Memorial Week in all of Texas.

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