Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Capitol officials have decided that there will not be any public events held on the Capitol grounds during this legislative session. This precludes the Texas Peace Officers’ Memorial from moving forward in its established format and location. The memorial will however move forward in the following format:
Sunday May 2nd, 2021
This year the Texas Peace Officers’ Memorial Candlelight Vigil and the Texas Peace Officers’ Memorial Service will be combined into one single event. That event will be held on Sunday evening May 2nd, 2021. The combined event will be moved from the grounds of the Texas Capitol to House Park Stadium located which is seven (7) blocks west of the Capitol at 1301 Shoal Creek Blvd.
Memorial March – Honor Guard teams, the combined Pipe and Drum Corps, motorcycle officers, and bicycle officers will begin to line up in the 1200 block Rio Grande Street at 6:00pm to prepare for their march to the stadium. Step off will be about 7:00pm – 7:15pm.