TTUHSC Gives Details: Memorial Service for Texas Tech Police Officer Floyd East Jr.

EL PASO, TX (PRESS RELEASE) - The following is a written statement from the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center:

A public memorial service honoring Texas Tech Police Officer Floyd East Jr. will be held at noon Tuesday, Oct. 17 at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. To honor Officer East, the community is encouraged to wear blue tomorrow [Tuesday].
The ceremony will begin with the presentation of the colors by the Andress High School ROTC and the singing of the National Anthem by Eladio Valenzuela, the Andress High School choir director.
Speakers at the memorial will include L. Fredrick “Rick” Francis, Texas Tech University System chairman; Robert Duncan, Texas Tech University System chancellor; Lawrence Schovanec, president of Texas Tech University; Angie Escarciga, a family member of Officer East; and Richard Lange, president of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.
The memorial service will culminate with the release of 1,000 blue and black balloons —  a symbolic farewell honoring Officer East — outside in the Abraham Chavez Theatre’s plaza. Music will be provided by the Andress High School band.
A memorial fund has been set up by Texas Tech University for Officer East’s family. Visit to contribute.

When: Noon Tuesday, Oct. 17
            *Media are asked to arrive by 11:45 a.m.
            *KTSM will livestream the memorial. 
Where: Abraham Chavez Theatre

(Press release from Texas Tech HSC in El Paso)

NOTE: Certain contact information for media personnel has been edited from the news release by 

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