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Police Week 2013: Honoring the Fallen

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation that designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week, when thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, D.C. to participate in a number of planned events that honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Police Week 2013: Honoring the Fallen


In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation that designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week, when thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, D.C. to participate in a number of planned events that honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

The weeklong event, which includes a candlelight service for fallen officers, draws up to 40,000 attendees from departments and agencies across the U.S. and around the world.

Our coverage of Police Week will include a video message from Director Mueller, preliminary information on the number of law enforcement officers killed and assaulted last year, a photo gallery of Police Week events, and more. Check in throughout the week for updates.

Police Week 2012 coverage

May 13, 2013 09:00 AM