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USAF Police Alumni Association to Hold Police Week Events

April 29, 2015  | 

The USAF Police Alumni Association will honor all USAF Police who have died in while serving their country with two very special events on May 9th, 2015 as our nation kicks off National Police Week.

National Peace Officers Memorial Day is on May 15th, 2015. Each year the United States recognizes and pays respect to the service and sacrifice of America's law enforcement professionals with a full well of activities.

President Kennedy signed the law creating National Peace Officers Memorial Day on October 1st, 1962. The law designated May 15th of each year as a day or remembrance for our fallen officers.

The proclamation signed by President John F. Kennedy read:

"To pay tribute to the law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and to voice our appreciation for all those who currently serve on the front lines of the battle against crime, the Congress, by a joint resolution approved October 1, 1962 (75 Stat.676), has authorized and requested the President to designate May 15 of each year as "Peace Officers Memorial Day," and the week in which it falls as "National Police Week" and by Public Law 103-322 (36 U.S.C. 175) has requested that the flag be flown at half-staff on Peace Officers' Memorial Day."

To kick off National Police Week and to honor all USAF law enforcement and security personnel who have given the ultimate sacrifice, the USAF Police Alumni Association will place wreaths at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. and the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va.

All USAF Air Police, Security Police and Security Forces personnel are invited and encouraged to join the USAF Police Alumni Association for the wreath laying and Memorial services.

May 9th, 2015, 9:30 AM, National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial (www.lawmemorial.org) for a wreath placement and moment of silence.

May 9th, 2015, 11:30 AM, Air Force Memorial (www.airforcememorial.org). At this event the Association will have a full Memorial Service with invited guests, an invocation, national anthem, wreath laying and a reading of the names of all USAF law enforcement and security personnel who have died in the line of duty. All USAF personnel and any person who honors and supports our USAF service members are invited and encouraged to attend.

For additional information contact John Shanks (USAF retired) at jshanks@usafpolice.org or 202-253-4516.


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