July 11, 2017 – Sam Houston State University student Liza Viera surprises Katy ISD police officers with Saint Michael’s medallions, as part of her support campaign, “Back the Blue – Liza’s Mission.”
The campaign started after last year’s deadly shooting of four Dallas police officers. With encouragement from her father, who is also a law enforcement officer, Liza has presented over 22,700 Saint Michael’s medallions to police officers across Texas. Whether it’s in the form of a prayer card, medal token or car visor clip with the image of St. Michael, many law enforcement officers have expressed a sense of security and peace in carrying the image of the saint with them.
Katy ISD Chief Robert Jinks and Deputy Chief Robert Meier recently surprised Liza with two challenge coins from the Katy ISD Police Department and the Katy ISD Police Officers Association, a department patch and a teddy cop for her efforts in bringing awareness and support to police officers.