A day for remembrance | Local law enforcement gathered at Central Park for Police Memorial Service to honor fallen comrades

Officers with the Azle Police Department stand at attention during the Police Memorial Service held at Central Park Tuesday, May 15. Law enforcement from the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office, the Palo Pinto County Sheriff’s Office, and the Springtown Police Department were also in attendance at the service. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Chief Deputy Tommie Hathorn of the Palo Pinto County Sheriff’s Office speaks about his friend Lt. Maurice Hendrix. Hendrix, who lived in Azle, was a lieutenant with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office when he was killed in a helicopter crash in 1997. Hendrix’s (l-r) niece, sister, son Mark Hendrix, and widow Marcia Rone Hendrix attended the ceremony honoring their fallen family member.
Bob Richardson coaxes the solemn refrains of “Amazing Grace” from his bagpipes.
Morgan Stacy, a student at Azle High School, plays “Taps” during the Police Memorial Service. All photos by Carla Noah Stutsman


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