The country's police officers never know which work day might be their last. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund spokesman Steve Groeninger says 394 fallen officers will be honored in a ceremony tomorrow in Washington, D.C.
“I really can't think of many other professions where, every day, when you're getting ready for work,” Groeninger says, “you (know) you might be faced with the potential of dying in performing your work duties.”
A 45-officer contingent from HPD left to attend the event yesterday. A total of 113 Houston police officers have died in the line of duty -- the last in 2015. Harris County Chief Deputy Constable Clint Greenwood was murdered in Baytown April 3rd.
“They (officers) don't know what calls they will be asked to answer,” Groeninger says. “They don't know who will be calling, and it doesn't really matter. Whoever it is, they will help them.”