Law Enforcement Participation

 


Participation Opportunities

Color Guard Team – Color Guard Team will march in the procession up Congress Avenue on Monday morning, May 6th, 2019. Show up time on the Congress Avenue Bridge will be 9:30 am; with a step-off of 10:30 am. Color Guard teams will be entered into a random shuffle to set their placement. Please list the number of Color Guard personnel expected to participate in the memorial procession. Parking will be available at 13th & San Jacinto with officers to direct participants to the shuttle buses.

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Lead Mixed Color Team – Six Color Guard Officers from separate agencies will be selected to compose the Mixed Color Team which will lead the memorial procession on Monday May 6th, 2019. Please ensure those who sign up for this duty are proficient in their marching abilities and are able to adapt to marching with a mixed team.

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Buglers – Two buglers will play Taps during the memorial on Monday May 6th, 2019 at the south steps of the Capital. It is imperative that the personnel who sign up for this duty have experience at playing Echo Taps and exhibit great talent in playing in front of large audiences. Those who wish to participate will be asked to demonstrate their skills prior to being selected.

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Mixed Rifle Team – Seven Honor Guard Officers from separate agencies will be selected to compose the Mixed Rifle Team. They will render the rifle salute during the memorial on Monday May 6th, 2019. Those who wish to participate will need to in Austin on Sunday May 5th, 2019 to meet with the team leader at the south steps of the Capitol to practice the rifle volley. Please ensure those who sign up for this duty are proficient in using shotguns with rifle movements and are able to adapt to working with a mixed team.

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Escort Officers (Candlelight Vigil) – Uniformed officers will escort the families of the fallen officers from the transport buses to the seating area in front of the Texas Peace Officers Memorial on Sunday evening before the Candlelight Vigil. Show up will be Sunday May 5th, 2019 5:30 pm at the corner of 13th Street & Brazos Street on the northeast side of the Capitol. Those participating in this assignment must be in their agency’s Honor Guard or Class A uniform.

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Escort Officers (Memorial) – Uniformed officers will escort the families of the fallen officers from the transport buses to the staging room on the west side of the Capitol. Show up will be Monday May 6th, 2019 8:45 am at the corner of 13th Street & Colorado Street on the northwest side of the Capitol. Those participating in this assignment must be in their agency’s Honor Guard or Class A uniform.

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Combined Pipe and Drum Band – The combined Pipe and Drum band will participate in both the Candlelight Vigil on Sunday May 5th, 2019 at 8:00 pm and the procession up Congress Avenue on Monday May 6th, 2019. Show up time on the Congress Avenue Bridge will be 9:30 am; with a step-off of 10:30 am. Parking will be available at 13th & San Jacinto with officers to direct participants to the shuttle buses. Those who wish to participate can reach out to Austin Police Pipe Major Brent Kelly at (512) 974-3760 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the playlist and other information.


Mounted Patrol – Mounted Patrol officers will participate in the procession up Congress Avenue on the morning of May 6th, 2019. Show up time on the Congress Avenue Bridge will be 9:30 am. Those who wish to participate can reach out to Austin Police Mounted Officer Patrick Cheatham at (512) 644-4901 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on where to park horse trailers and other logistical information.


Motorcycle Officers – Motorcycle officers will participate in the procession up Congress Avenue on the morning of May 6th, 2019. Show up time on the Congress Avenue Bridge will be 9:30 am. Those who wish to participate can reach out to Austin Police Motor Lt. Jason Disher at (512) 974-6684 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for trailer unloading/parking information.


Bicycle Officers – Bicycle officers will participate in the procession up Congress Avenue on the morning of May 6th, 2019. Show up time on the Congress Avenue Bridge will be 9:30 am. Those who wish to participate can reach out to San Antonio Bike Officer Steve Bazany at (210) 389-4602 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.