Remembering Fallen Soldiers On Hero’s Highway

Law enforcement officers from the Coastal Bend remembered officers who were killed during the line of duty during a memorial ceremony. Their names were read aloud to the crowd. Alexandria Rodriguez/Caller-Times

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Police Chief Mike Markle salutes after reading fallen officers' names during a ceremony Tuesday, May 15, 2018, outside the Nueces County Courthouse.(Photo: Casey Jackson/Caller-Times)Buy Photo

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Law enforcement officers in uniform gathered at the Nueces County Fallen Heroes Memorial outside the courthouse Tuesday to remember those killed in the line of duty. 

Taps blared as the officers, from the Nueces County Sheriff's Office, Corpus Christi Police Department and other agencies, stood facing flags at half mass. 

Agencies took turns reading the names of fallen officers. A bell chimed after each name.

"We never forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to this state and to this county and to this city," Sheriff Jim Kaelin told the crowd at the start of the ceremony. 

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Corpus Christi police officers salute during a ceremony honoring fallen law enforcement officers Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (Photo: Casey Jackson/Caller-Times)

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This is the inaugural ceremony for fallen law enforcement officers at the memorial, Kaelin told reporters after the event.

The dedication ceremony for the memorial, designed by Philip Ramirez of Ramirez Architects, was held in September 2016. It was funded by corporate sponsors, the Corpus Christi Police Officers Association and the Devary Durrill Foundation.

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Nueces County Sheriff Jim Kaelin speaks during a ceremony honoring fallen law enforcement officers Tuesday, May 15, 2018, outside the Nueces County Courthouse. (Photo: Casey Jackson/Caller-Times)

During the ceremony, it was recognized that the name of Marcelo Moya is now on the wall. Moya was a former Nueces County constable who died in March 1971.

He was working part-time as a guard for U.S. Marshall Services and was killed in an automobile accident in Oklahoma while transporting prisoners, former commissioner Mike Pusley said. Moya's family was in attendance at the ceremony. 

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Law enforcement officers gather outside of the Nueces County Courthouse for a ceremony honoring fallen officers on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.  (Photo: Casey Jackson/Caller-Times)

A resolution was also read recognizing National Police Week, which runs from May 13-19. 

More: Ultimate sacrifice: Corpus Christi honors law enforcement officers killed in line of duty

Law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty were also honored earlier this week in a ceremony at the Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center. 

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