The public is invited to Laramie’s Police Office Memorial Service on Thursday May 16, at 5:30pm at the Edgar J. Lewis Band Shell in Washington Park . It’s an event to honor our current law enforcement officers and those who have died in the line of duty either locally, regionally or somewhere across the nation.
History of National Police Week – In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 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. The Memorial Service began in 1982 as a gathering in Senate Park of approximately 120 survivors and supporters of law enforcement. Decades later, the event, more commonly known as National Police Week, has grown to a series of events which attracts thousands of survivors and law enforcement officers to our Nation’s Capital each year.