Celebrating Police Week 2018

This year, from May 13th to May 19th, thousands of police officers, law

enforcement professionals, friends, family, and survivors gather in

Washington D.C for National Police Week. In 2017 alone, 129 officers

were killed in the line of duty. Since 1791, a total of 21,541 officers

have lost their lives in the line of duty.

One of the most moving ceremonies is the Annual Candlelight Vigil, where the names of fallen

officers will be forever etched into the Memorial Wall. Unlike many

memorials in Washington D.C, the National Law Enforcement Officers

Memorial is ever-changing as new names are added each year. A wreath

will be laid for each fallen hero and their names will be read aloud to

the thousands of people and loved ones.

For most, these touching events are a way of honoring the fallen, saying goodbye to their loved

ones, or paying tribute to the brothers and sisters in blue who made the

ultimate sacrifice. During Police Week, let us all take a moment to

remember and recognize the heroes who laid down their own lives for the

safety of ours. “The wicked flee when no man pursues but the righteous

are bold as a lion”.

To learn more about Police Week, click here.