National Police Week
President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726 in 1962 designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day in honor of those law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty and its calendar week as Police Week in recognition of the service given by the men and women who, night and day, stand guard in our midst to protect us through enforcement of our laws. Amended in 1994, President Bill Clinton signed Public Law 103-322 directing the flag of the United States be flown at half-staff on May 15.
Police Week – May 12-18, 2019
Indiana Officers Added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Past Years
- Town Marshal Andrew P. Dillion – Haughville Town Marshal’s Office – June 28, 1890
- Merchant Policeman John L. Watterson – Indianapolis Police Department – December 23, 1893
- Lieutenant Aaron William Allan – Southport Police Department – July 27, 2017
- Patrolman Harrison Burgess Wells – Vincennes Police Department – August 8, 1905