No matter how many years go by, the Odessa Police Department believes it's important to remember and pay tribute to our fallen heroes. We'll be remembering Corporal G.T. Toal on Friday which marks the 40th Anniversary of his death.
On August 19th of 1982, he was killed in a motorcycle accident while performing a funeral escort. Corporal Toal was the first Odessa Police Officer who lost his life in the line of duty.
The Odessa Police Honor Guard will place a wreath at the memorial statue on the front lawn of the police department. The special event will take place at sunrise.
The wreath will be displayed from sunrise until sunset in remembrance of Corporal Toal. Anyone wishing to show their respects is encouraged to visit our memorial during this time.