FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Criminal Justice Degrees - Columbia Southern University
Let Columbia Southern University help you change your community with an MBA in...

Top News

National Police Week to Memorialize Fallen Officers

May 13, 2005  | 

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) is hosting its annual National Police Week commemoration in Washington, D.C., May 15 to 21. The week, centered around National Peace Officers Memorial Day recognized every year on May 15, will begin with a series of events, including the 17th annual Candlelight Vigil, held on May 13 at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the vigil. A reading of the new names engraved on the memorial will follow the ceremony.

Various events will take place over the course of National Police Week to recognize fallen officers and their families and to help raise money for the NLEOMF.

More than 700 cyclists participated in the 2005 Police Unity Tour and brought in $750,000 in donations. They left Livingston, N.J., on May 9 and traveled through Delaware and Maryland to finish in Washington today to deliver their donations to the NLEOMF.

The week will also include “C.O.P.S. Kids,” hosted by Concerns of Police Survivors, on May 13 and 14. The program was established to help children who have lost a parent from a line-of-duty death. Staff members and professionals monitor and assess children’s emotional well-being, listen, and provide guidance for children who wish to talk about certain issues, while children participate in two days of fun activities. After National Police Week ends staff members give the results of each emotional assessment to parents so they can determine if more counseling might be necessary.

Other events to be held throughout the week include the Law Ride Charity Poker Run, the Third Annual Steve Young Honor Guard Competition, the 10th Annual Law Ride, the 24th annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day Services, the 10th Annual Emerald Society & Pipeband March and Service, and the FOP/FOPA Wreath-laying Ceremony.

For more information on events in the nation’s capital, visit Memorial events are being held throughout the country.

Request more info about this product / service / company

Be the first to comment on this story

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: Dallas Chief Says Millennial Mindset Partially to Blame for Recruiting Problems
"We have nights, weekends and holidays — not attractive to millennials who want all days...
CSU Names PA Police Chief Outstanding Law Enforcement Professional of the Year
Columbia Southern University (CSU) recently presented student Matthew Bartal, police chief...
Envisage Technologies Named to Top Vendor List in Law Enforcement Software Market
Envisage Technologies, creators of the Acadis Readiness Suite and FirstForward, have been...
Video: Texas Agency's "Star Wars" Themed Recruiting Video a Facebook Hit
The video, which features Wookie Chewbaca on patrol and training with Fort Worth officers...
Are Agencies Prepared for a National Power Grid Down?
If the power grid goes down, everything that relies on electricity will become inoperable....

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
Police Magazine