On Friday May 13 more than 20,000 people, including officers, survivors of fallen officers, and police supporters gathered on the National Mall in Washington, DC, for the 28th annual Police Week Candlelight Vigil. Normally held in and around the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, this year’s vigil was held on the Mall in the shadow of the Washington Monument and with the Capitol Hill as a backdrop. Attendees said the location made the event even more emotional.
POLICE Magazine sent photographer Lynn Cronquist to this year’s vigil. She captured images of survivors being escorted to their seats, dignitaries such as Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaking, the candlelight ceremony itself, and officers visiting the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial after the vigil to pay their respects to fallen comrades. (All Photos: Lynn Cronquist)
In honor of Officer Ashley Guindon of the Prince William County, VA, police, who was shot and killed her first day on the job, numerous officers nationwide have posted their first-day photos on Facebook. Here's a small sample of this tribute to Officer Guindon.
As the winter months and severe weather approach, you need footwear that will protect your feet while keeping them dry and warm. The following companies offer boots that are insulated, waterproof, and all around top-quality for functional and dry wear to get you through shifts in the coldest season of the year.
For 2015 Tru-Spec has introduced apparel and packs designed to be tough enough for duty yet comfortable and stylish enough to wear off the clock. For more information about the products pictured here visit www.truspec.com.
This week at the Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas ESS Eye Pro and Police Magazine are offering sworn officers an opportunity to win a new pair of ESS Eye Pro eyewear.
To enter, officers attending the show just need to go by the Police Magazine booth (#11979) and take a selfie wearing their most beat up, worn out pair of eyewear and send the image to Police Magazine editor David Griffith. Send the image as an e-mail attachment to [email protected] using the subject line: ESS Contest. Remember to include your name and cell number in the e-mail, so we can contact you if you win.
Your image will be posted in a special photo gallery on PoliceMag.com. Three winners will be selected on Thursday afternoon Jan. 22. Winners will be contacted at 3 p.m. (Pacific Time) and asked to go to the ESS booth (#20543) by 5 p.m. to pick out their new eyewear.
Manufacturers are mindful of how hot summer months can get for officers in uniform. Some have altered existing products specifically for hot weather, while others have created brand new gear. The results are ultra-lightweight, sweat-wicking products, along with items designed to hydrate, that include cooling effects without sacrificing protection or professionalism.