Valparaiso Police Honoring 2015 National Police Week

police-memorial-2014-threeIn 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

In 2014 a total of 127 officers lost their lives in the line of duty, (source: The Officer Down Memorial Page).

This year the Valparaiso Police Department will honor National Police Week on Wednesday May 20th with a ceremony at the Valparaiso Police Department scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m.