It's National Police Week...In 1962, President
John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th 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.