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National Police Week Observed

National Police Week Observed

  • Posted by Barrington Hills
  • On October 13, 2021

NATIONAL POLICE WEEK observance begins today and runs through October 17. 

(Normally it is observed in May but postponed to October due to COVID restrictions).

HISTORY
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
 
The Memorial Service began in 1982 as a gathering in Senate Park of approximately 120 survivors and supporters of law enforcement. Decades later, the event, more commonly known as National Police Week, has grown to a series of events which attracts thousands of survivors and law enforcement officers to our Nation’s Capital each year.
 
WE HONOR OUR DEPARTMENT AND ALL OFFICERS NATIONWIDE FOR THEIR SERVICE AND REMEMBER THOSE WHO GAVE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE IN THE LINE OF DUTY.
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