May 14th - May 20th
|Company:||Fraternal Order of Police|
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.
On a more local level, communities may honor those men and women in blue who tirelessly protect citizens and often put their own lives on the line to keep others safe.