National Police Week
May 14-20, 2017
Fifty-five years ago, 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.
This year, the names of 394 peace officers including two representing Indiana agencies, will be added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall at Judiciary Square in Washington, D.C., which honors 21,183 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty since 1791. In memory of each of these officers who answered their final call, may they rest in peace and know that they will not be forgotten by their family, friends, fellow officers and a grateful nation.
WILLIAM ROLLIN BRAND, Sergeant – Monroe County Sheriff’s Department – Panel 4E, Line 30 – EOW- 02/08/2005