DURANT, OK-- As part of National Police Week, communities all over Texoma are holding events like this, celebrating the men and women whose hard work and sacrifice often goes unsung.
The reading of the names of every Bryan County law man who ever died in the line of duty is just one part of Wednesday’s Law Enforcement Memorial Day ceremony in Durant.
"This is one week where we can come together and show our appreciation for law enforcement officers both in Bryan County and the state of Oklahoma and all over", said District Attorney Emily Redman.
As part of National Police Week communities all over Texoma are holding events like this, celebrating the men and women whose hard work and sacrifice often goes unsung.
"Their jobs are to make the community a safer place, and they put their lives on the line for the betterment of the community", said Redman.
While law enforcement is considered by many to be difficult work, some say it's more than just a job.
"I think it's a calling. I think peace officers are just like doctors and nurses and teachers if you will, I think they are special people blessed by God and called by God himself, to serve the nation and serve their folks,"said Durant Mayor Jerry Tomlinson.
This year, two more names were added to the list of Oklahoma peace officers who gave up their lives while working to make ours a little better.