COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) National Police Week runs from May, 12 to May 18. Throughout the week, local law enforcement and officers who have lost their lives making the ultimate sacrifice for our safety are remembered and remembered.
On Tuesday, Suddenlink by Altice rented out two theaters at the Cinemark in College Station for local law enforcement in their families to see Avengers Endgame. Before the movie started, the mayor of College Station, Karl Mooney, spoke to the officers and thanked them for their service and sacrifice to the community.
The regional vice president of Altice, Travis Nance says it was their way of thanking officers for everything they do.
"It's our way of thanking them for their service to this community, for honoring their sacrifices that they make on a regular basis and just making sure they know that their sacrifices do not go unnoticed and are appreciated by this community," Nance said.
Officers from the Bryan Police Department say they're grateful for this event.
"I'm really grateful for this event and especially the fact that I can bring my boys out and watch a movie, you know, it's always great to be recognized and to be thanked for our jobs," Bryan Police Officer, Jason Johnston said.
"They took the time to give us the time with our families, which sometimes gets interrupted or sometimes the community will do things for just us and its not the whole family," Lt. David Johnson added.
While most of the activities during police week are focused on honoring and remembering the lost lives of the officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice, Suddenlink wanted to give the officers an opportunity to spend time with their loved ones.
"We just wanted to make sure that we could have a night where they could just come together as a family, watching a movie that's full of fictional heroes, but they're the real heroes in there.. and so we wanted their kids to be able to join in and appreciate that," Nance said.
Bryan Police, College Station Police, University Police, and Brazos County Sheriff's Department were all present at the movies Tuesday night.