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, 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.
National Police Week will be observed from May 11–17.
National Police Week is a collaborative effort of many organizations dedicated to honoring America’s law enforcement community.
The Principal Organizers of National Police Week
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Produces the annual Candlelight Vigil.
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Fraternal Order of Police/Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary (FOP/FOPA)
Organizes the Peace Officers Memorial Day Service at the U.S. Capitol.
Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.)
Holds the National Police Survivors’ Conference.
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