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In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day. 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.

1st Annual Police K-9 Memorial Service on Friday, May 11, the National Police Dog Foundation, FOP DC Lodge #1, LA Rescued, and United for Blue are co-hosting the 1st Annual Police K-9 Memorial Service. The memorial service will include a wreath laying ceremony to honor the memory of fallen police K-9s who have given their lives in the line of duty. Please join us as we remember the contributions and sacrifices of our fallen K-9s Heroes. The ceremony will begin at 1 pm and will be held at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, 450 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20001. For more information, please contact Judi Reilly, jreilly@nationalpolicedogfoundation.org. The National Police Dog Foundation will be hosting a luncheon following the ceremony at the nearby DC FOP Lodge #1, 711 4th St. NW, Washington, D.C.

Police Unity Tour Arrival Ceremony Arrival Ceremony will begin at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 12, at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. To learn more about the Police Unity Tour, visit www.policeunitytour.com, call 973-443-0030, or E-mail info@unitytour.com for more information. Washington, D.C.

30th Annual Candlelight Vigil The Candlelight Vigil will be held at 8:00 PM on Saturday, May 12. Because of construction for the National Law Enforcement Museum, the vigil will be held at the National Mall between 4th and 7th streets. The event is sponsored by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. No tickets are required and everyone is welcome. For additional information please call 202-737-3400. Washington, D.C.

#BacktotheBlue Blood Drive on Monday, May 14, starting at 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. This event is held every year during Police Week to honor the sacrifice that our fellow Officers have made in the line of duty. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. Help in providing this much-needed resource for our fellow Americans. You can sign up for the blood drive at www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code: MPD to find the drive. Milton, GA

National Police Survivors Conference and C.O.P.S. Kids/Teens Sponsored by Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel. On Monday, May 14, family and co-worker survivors have opportunities to receive support to understanding grief, prepare for trial, learn new coping skills, and build connections with others. School aged children of fallen officers spend the day at Quantico taking part in activities specially tailored for their age. Visit www.nationalcops.org or call 573-346-4911 for more information. Washington, D.C.

37th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service On Tuesday, May 15th, Sponsored by the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police and the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary. The Memorial Service will be held on the West Front of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. The Service begins at 11:00 AM and is expected to run approximately 2 hours. Contact: Lou Cannon (lcannon@dc-fop.org) or Linda Hennie (lshennie@aol.com). The Wreath Laying Ceremony will be held immediately following the Memorial Service. Washington, D.C.

Washington Nationals Law Enforcement Appreciation Night Join the Washington Nationals baseball team in welcoming police officers from around the country during National Police Week on Tuesday, May 15, will be hosting a law enforcement appreciation night against the New York Yankees and are scheduled for 7:00 PM. Washington, D.C.

The Law Enforcement Community Day on Thursday, May 17, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and will feature windshield tours of FLETC’s state of the art facilities, exhibits, “Surviving a Mass Casualty Event” training, and a barbecue lunch. Glynco, GA

The Police Week 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, May 19, starting at 8:00 AM. This course will take you through training venues and instructional facilities across the FLETC Glynco campus. The memorial run will start and end at FLETC’s fallen law enforcement officer memorial, and sections of the route will be dedicated to those who have lost their lives in the line of duty in 2017. Glynco, GA

For additional information on National Police week go to www.policeweek.org.

God bless our fallen police officers and their families.

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