"In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others."
In 2017, 135 officers died in the line of duty. We remember our fallen brothers and sisters and honor their sacrifices each day, but particularly on Peace Officers Memorial Day, and we mourn with all those who continue to mourn their passing. Thank you to all who serve their communities with honor and dignity.