The Odessa Police Department will be remembering a fallen officer, Corporal G.T. Toal. Tomorrow marks the 39th 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 tomorrow at 7 a.m.
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.
We will also be streaming the ceremony live on our Facebook page. One of Corporal Toal's family members will also be on hand to talk about him and keep his memory alive.