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Sep 10, 2013 6:37 PM

Fallen Officers Honored by City of Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI - In honor of the September 11th anniversary, the City of Corpus Christi's Senior Volunteer Program and Senior Companion Program recognized officers who died in the line of duty.

The families of Lt. Stuart Alexander, Matthew Thebeau and Ruben T. Almanza were on hand to receive a plaque during the city council meeting.

Lt. Alexander died during a police pursuit in 2009. Officer Thebeau was responding to an assault when he lost his life in a car accident in 2008. Sgt. Ruben Almanza was killed in 1984 while chasing a man who robbed an HEB on Kostoryz.

Almanza's widow says he husband worked in the Narcotics Division of the Corpus Christi Police Department, but heard the robbery call that night, so he rushed to assist. "He was always helping people. He had a very kind heart. When the call of duty came, he was there and he answered that call," Irma Kralik.

There are several events planned for Wednesday to remember to September 11, 2011 terror attacks.

NAS-Kingsville will hold a ceremony at the Air Station Captain's Club, starting at 10 a.m.

Corpus Christi Christian Fellowship will hold a prayer service at 6pm inside their location at 6602 S. Staples Street.

The Corpus Christi Police Department and Fire Department will host a public ceremony at Sherill Park (100 S. Shoreline Blvd) at 9:30 a.m.

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