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Posted on: August 25, 2022

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Memorial Piece

August 31st marks the 3rd anniversary of the mass shooting that shook our community.  Chief Michael Gerke, along with officers from the Odessa Police Department, will be attending a special community-wide remembrance that will be held at UT Permian Basin.  We hope you will join us as well. 

The event will take place at the site where the "Bright Star Memorial" will be built to honor those who were lost or impacted.  The community is asked to wear yellow on this day and dedicate some time to engage in community service or random acts of kindness. 

Details of the event:

Wednesday, August 31st, 7:00 am, UT Permian Basin near the Sports Complex

Parking will be available south of the soccer fields, next to Loop 338. For more information, please visit

After the remembrance, the Family Resiliency Center of the Permian Basin will be hosting a free Adult Mental Health First Aid training from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For more information, or to register for the course, please email Dalia at

Odessa Arts shared with us a picture of a piece that will be placed on the memorial.  Stay tuned, we'll also be posting a special video giving you a look at what's to come.

Memorial Piece

Bright Star Memorial

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