They are there for us, protecting us and putting their
lives on the line everyday.
"National Police Week" was enacted October 1, 1962 in the
Congress of the United States. This resolution authorized the President of
the United States, then John F. Kennedy, in 1963, to proclaim May 15th. of
each year as Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the calendar week of each
year during which May 15th. occurs as Police Week.
Each year people across the country gather during the week to honor those who serve their communities through law enforcement and to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice
For information how you can help survivors of Fallen Officers this site is the place to go.
Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc., also known as COPS, is a nationwide non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of survivors of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty as determined by Federal government criteria.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial was dedicated in 1991 by President George Bush
It honors all of America's federal, state and local law enforcers. Inscribed on the Memorial's blue-gray marble walls are the names of more than 14,000 officers who have been killed in the line of duty, dating back to the first known death in 1794.
For more information about the memorial and to visit the memorial go here:
|Each year during the week of May 15, groups of people
gather together to honor the memory of a member of their family.
Surviving spouses grieving a lost partner; children missing a parent;
older couples who have survived their son or daughter; brothers,
sisters, fellow peace officers - so many of us commemorate National
Police Week as participants of a Peace Officers’ Memorial Service.
California Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremonies have been
conducted in the State Capitol since 1977. It is a ceremony that honors
the officers who have fallen in the line-of-duty the preceding year,
recognizing the sacrifice of those loved and left behind.
|The Peace Officers Memorial Foundation - Texas|
|Officer Down Memorial Page|
|California Highway Patrol Memorial|
|"The Final Inspection" - A Poem|
|Kern County Law Enforcement Memorial|
|Long Beach California Police Officers Memorial|
|The Los Angeles Police Memorial|