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National Police Week

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962. Police1’s National Police Week special coverage section provides news, articles, photos and videos about National Police Week activities.

National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. Find out why police officers should attend Police Week, learn how to honor the fallen by training the living and read moving words written about the sacrifice made by our fallen officers.

Proactive measures to navigate and support each other through challenging times
During the service, a few stories of some of the fallen officers were highlighted
Law enforcement officers, family members and supporters gather each year to honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice
While each memorial is unique to its department and location, they all have one thing in common: to honor officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice
Cierra McCartney’s tribute to her late husband inspires nationwide movement to show appreciation for police, one cup of coffee at a time
Felonious deaths decreased almost 18% from 2021 and vehicle crashes were the second leading cause of death
The former police officer is set to participate in several Police Week events this weekend
“If the police are the people, and the people are the police, this is a week for everyone to embrace.”
If we won’t acknowledge the risks rural officers face, and make sure they have a chance against them, then honoring their sacrifices with ceremony rings hollow
For the families of the fallen, “their biggest fear is that their officer will be forgotten and we keep that promise that they never will”