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May 15, 2014

Police Memorial service Thursday recognized fallen officers

Corsicana — The annual police memorial service serves two purposes, explained Retired Carrollton Police Chief David James Thursday.

It recognizes the men who have given the ultimate sacrifice in serving their community, and it also honors those who are currently serving as law enforcement officers.

James is a former officer with the Dallas Police Department and retired from the Carrollton Police Department, but is now a resident of Navarro County.

He spoke Thursday at the annual Police Memorial Service, which was attended by about 100 people at noon Thursday at the courthouse.

Lydia Bailey with the Child Advocacy Center sang the National Anthem and “America,” while Les Grayson played “Taps,” on the trumpet.  A 21-gun salute was fired by a combined guard from the sheriff’s office, Corsicana Police Department, Department of Public Safety, Navarro College Police Department and the Corsicana ISD Police Department.

Pastors Rick Lamb and B.F. Risinger gave benedictions.

One of the guests at the ceremony was Teresa Cox, and her adopted mother, Wanda Robinson. Cox is the daughter of a Robert “Bob” Robinson, a Corsicana Police Officer who was shot and killed while making a traffic stop in 1962. Cox’s grandfather was a Cleburne Police Officer, who died in a car wreck while on duty. Wanda Robinson was married to Bob’s brother. Her husband was a DPS officer.

“It’s a beautiful ceremony,” Wanda said. “We’ve come almost every year.”

Cox is a resident of Ennis, and has four sons. None of them went into law enforcement, she said.

She was only three years old when her family was torn apart, and she doesn’t remember much about her father, she said. She doesn’t even own a clear photo of him.

Twelve officers have died in Navarro County since 1870. Their names and the dates they died were read aloud as part of the ceremony Thursday by Sheriff Elmer Tanner.


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