The Tyler Police Department will host its annual Peace Officers Memorial Service Monday at noon today on the square in downtown Tyler.

All Peace Officers and citizens are encouraged to attend the service to pay tribute to fellow Texas Peace Officers to who made the supreme sacrifice while performing their duties.

The Tyler Police Honor Guard, Department of Public Safety Honor Guard, Smith County Sheriff’s Department Honor Guard and Lindale Police Department Honor Guard will conduct the service

In August, 2012, Brazos County Constable Brian Bachman was shot and killed while serving an eviction notice. In July 2012 a motorcycle accident claimed the life of Les Ferguson, the instructor at the East Texas Police Academy in Kilgore.

The service will also pay a special tribute to the emergency personnel who were killed last month while responding to an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas.