This week, May 10-16, is 2009 National Police Week. According to the Web site of National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, “National Police Week, which occurs each year during the week in which May 15 falls, recognizes the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement. 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.”
- 30th Annual DC Area Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service on Monday, May 11 at 11 a.m., Metropolitan Police Department Memorial Fountain, 300 Indiana Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. Sponsored by Fraternal Order of Police DC Lodge #1 Auxiliary.
- 21st Annual Candlelight Vigil on Wednesday, May 13 at 8:00 p.m. at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial on Judiciary Square (4th Street NW between E Street and Indiana Avenue).
- Full Schedule of Events
From the NLEOMF Web site:
National Police Week is a collaborative effort of many organizations dedicated to honoring America’s law enforcement community. Principal organizers of National Police Week are:
- National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), which sponsors the annual Candlelight Vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
- Fraternal Order of Police/Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary (FOP/FOPA), which organize the Peace Officers Memorial Day Service at the U.S. Capitol.
- Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), which holds the National Police Survivors’ Conference.