The Aldine ISD Police Department hosted a barbecue on Tuesday, May 15 in honor of National Police Week. Each year, National Police Week is held in conjunction with Peace Officers’ Memorial Day (May 15).
National Police Week and Peace Officers’ Memorial Day honor law enforcement officers who have given their lives in the line of duty and celebrates those who “protect and serve.” Historically, the State of Texas ranks as either first or second in the number of duty deaths each year.
Local law enforcement agencies represented at the BBQ included the Aldine ISD Police Department, the Klein ISD Police Department, Harris County Constables from Precinct 1, 3 and 4, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Houston Police Department, the Deer Park Police Department, the Lone Star College Police Department and the Harris County Fire Marshall’s Office.
Aldine ISD schools that donated the side dishes and supplies were Caraway Intermediate School, Eckert Intermediate School, Escamilla Intermediate School, Hill Intermediate School, Houston Academy, Marcella Intermediate School, Parker Intermediate School, Rayford Road Intermediate School, Reed Academy, Stehlik Intermediate School, Wilson Intermediate School, Smith Elementary School, Bussey Elementary School, Oleson Elementary School, Thompson Elementary School, Hinojosa EC/Pre-K Center, Mendel Elementary School, Stephens Elementary School, Francis Elementary School, Sammons Elementary School, Ermel Elementary School, Vines EC/Pre-K Center, Black Elementary School, Carter Academy, Gray Elementary School, Calvert Elementary School, Conley Elementary School, Jones Elementary School, Cypresswood Elementary School, Worsham Elementary School, Hoffman Middle School, Keeble EC/ Pre-K Center, Carver High School, Carmichael Elementary School, Raymond Academy, Magrill Elementary School, Garcia-Leza EC/Pre-K Center, Reece Academy, Nimitz Ninth, Grade School, Kujawa Elementary School, Eisenhower High School, Dunn Elementary School, Kujawa EC/Pre-K Center, Goodman Elementary School and Hoffman Middle School. Maryanne Denner with the Harris County Juvenile Probation Office also donated food for the event.
Hans Schellstede donated $2,000 and Newt Newman with Solid IT Networks donated $500 in Salt Grass gift cards.
The event was organized by Denise Meister, the principal of Hinojosa EC/Pre-K Center.
Chief Craig Goralski addressed the group of assembled law enforcement personnel during the event.