Cibolo Police and Firefighters Hold Moment of 'Radio Silence' to Mark Uvalde Shooting Anniversary

Emergency services in Cibolo, Texas, briefly paused radio communications on Wednesday, May 24, to pay respects to the victims of the Robb Elementary School shooting on the first anniversary of the attack.

Nineteen children and two teachers were killed by an 18-year-old gunman on May 24, 2022.

Video streamed by the Cibolo Police Department shows firefighters, law enforcement officers, and emergency vehicles gathered in the department’s parking lot to remember the shooting victims.

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“Please hold all radio traffic for a moment of silence in memory of the victims, survivors, families, loved ones, and the entire Uvalde community on the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Robb Elementary School,” a dispatcher said over the system before holding a 30-second period of silence.

A week prior to the anniversary, Texas legislators blocked a bill attempting to raise the minimum firearm purchasing age from 18 to 21, local reports said. Credit: Cibolo Police Department via Storyful

Video transcript

[CHATTER]

- Thank you for joining us at the Cibolo Police Department. We're here getting ready for a moment of silence, remembering the survivors and the victims of Uvalde here, as we are one year away from this tragedy. So we are standing by.

[RADIO FEEDBACK]

- All units stand by for information.

[RADIO FEEDBACK]

Please hold all radio traffic for a moment of silence in memory of the victims, survivors, families, loved ones, and the entire Uvalde community on the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Robb Elementary School. In addition, we are thankful for the men and women who continue to serve as first responders, who continue to serve in this honorable profession with an unwavering duty to serve and protect all members of our communities. We'll now have 30 seconds of radio silence.

[RADIO FEEDBACK]

At this time, the radio silence is concluded. You may resume regular traffic.

- Thank you for joining us for this moment of silence remembering the victims and survivors of Uvalde. We thank all those who serve every day on the front lines-- police department, fire department, public works, and all those that keep our communities safe. Again, thank you for joining us for this moment of silence as we remember, one year later, the tragedy at Uvalde.

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