Celebrate with Safety this Fourth of July Holiday

The Killeen Police Department would like to wish everyone a Happy Independence Day.  We also want to remind the citizens of Killeen about the responsibility to celebrate safely and legally.

  • Drivers are encouraged to observe the posted speed limits and to avoid drinking and driving for their own safety and the safety of others.
  • Fireworks are illegal to discharge within city limits and it shall be unlawful for any person to possess, store, offer for sale, sell at retail, or use or explode any fireworks within the corporate limits of the city and within the area immediately adjacent and contiguous to the city limits and extending outside the city limits for a distance of five thousand (5,000) feet, unless such area is within the corporate limits of another municipality. Any person in violation may be charged with a class C misdemeanor and a fine up to $2,000.00. The use of fireworks can put an unnecessary strain on police and fire departments.
  • Fireworks are dangerous and citizens should understand the associated risks, which can include burns, injuries, fire and even death.  Leave the fireworks to professionals and enjoy one of the area shows.
  • Loud, unexpected noises such as fireworks may affect combat veterans suffering with PTSD.

Please celebrate safely and responsibly.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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