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National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum to Host "Weekend of Remembrance" October 10-11, 2020

The Weekend of Remembrance includes a memorial service and live reading of the names of 135 law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty in 2019, plus the names of 172 officers who died in previous years but whose stories of sacrifice had been lost to history until now, and whose names were engraved on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial walls in May 2020. The ceremony will be live-streamed on the Memorial's Facebook page beginning at 10 a.m. (EDT) on Sunday Oct. 11.

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Police Week Vigil to be Held Online May 13

The virtual broadcast will replace the traditional Candlelight Vigil ceremony held on the National Mall, which annually draws more than 30,000 first responders, survivor families, and law enforcement supporters.

National Law Enforcement Memorial Running Out of Space for Names of Fallen

The average number of names added has been more than double what was expected, given the events of 9/11 — and the tragic fallout of the terrorist attacks, as so many first responders fell ill at the World Trade Center site — and newly discovered names from prior to 1960, when the FBI started tracking police officer deaths.

Why Every Cop Should Attend Police Week in DC

During this one extraordinary week you will experience every emotion, and it’s both exhausting and exhilarating.

Police Week Vigil Honors 9/11's Fallen

The fallen 9/11 first responders who were exposed to deadly toxins and succumbed to disease are no longer forgotten.

Non-Profit Organization Raises Awareness of Officer Suicide at Police Week

BlueH.E.L.P.—an organization that tracks police officer suicides while simultaneously seeking to prevent such tragedies from occurring—held several events at Police Week in Washington DC to honor officers who died by suicide and offer support to the families they left behind.

Why Every Cop in America Should Attend Police Week

During this one extraordinary week you will experience every emotion. In one moment you might be laughing with a group of cops and then mere moments later crying with one guy or gal who is overwhelmed with grief.

Airline Honors Fallen Colorado Officer on Flight to Police Week

In honor of Deputy Sheriff Heath McDonald Gumm of the Adams County Sheriff's Office—who was shot and killed during a foot pursuit in January 2018—the cabin crew placed Thin Blue Line flags on every passenger seat and re-designated the flight number to Gumm's call sign.

Texas Department to Host 5K Run to Honor Fallen Officers

The Laredo (TX) Police Department will host a 5K run and walk as a means of honoring fallen officers and helping the community become better connected with the police who serve them.

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California Officer Runs 24 Miles in Full Uniform to Honor Fallen Partner

An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department ran 24 miles in full uniform in tribute to his fallen partner who was killed in the line of duty five years ago.