SANTA FE (AP) - New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez will be kicking off a week of events to honor law enforcement officers, public employees and other heroes.
Martinez will start Tuesday by presenting awards to recognize the actions of 10 people during last summer's Las Conchas fire, the largest in the state's recorded history.
The governor will speak later in the week at the New Mexico Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony in Santa Fe, paying tribute to the 193 peace officers who have died in the line of duty.
A new centennial memorial will also be unveiled.
The 83rd class of the New Mexico State Police Academy is set to graduate on Friday. The governor will attend the ceremony.
She'll wrap up heroes week next Monday by speaking at the Memorial Day ceremony at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.
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