May 13 - May 19, 2001
May 15 was designated National Peace Officers' Memorial Day in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy. The week containing May 15 was designated National Police Week. National activities are hosted each year in Washington, DC, to honor those law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice the previous calendar year and to offer support to the survivors of those officers as well as survivors of other years. A series of events comprise National Police Week activities.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund sponsors the annual Candlelight Vigil at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC. The Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police and its Auxiliary sponsor the National Peace Officers' Memorial Service on the lawn of the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. The New York State Fraternal Order of Police hosts an event at their headquarters in Hicksville, NY, and there is a service at the New York State Police Officers' Memorial in Albany, NY. Local municipalities often host events as well.
History behind the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
Events this year include :
New York State Fraternal Order of Police Memorial Service, NYFOP Headquarters, Hicksville, NY. Date TBD
|7th Annual Blue
Mass; 12:10 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
10th & G Streets, NW, Washington, DC
Call (202)347-2713 for more information
Candlelight Vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
Sponsored by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF),
the event will begin at 8:00 p.m at the Memorial grounds, located at Judiciary
Square, on the 400 block of E Street, NW, Washington, DC. A reading of
the names newly engraved on the Memorial immediately follows the ceremony.
Everyone is welcome to attend; no tickets are required. For additional
|Sixth Annual Emerald Society
& Pipeband March and Service
National Conference of Law Enforcement Emerald Societies, Inc.
Assemble at 4:30 p.m. at New Jersey Avenue, & F Street, NW.
Step-off promptly at 6:00pm.
March will proceed to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
Contact: National Conference Office: 301/858-0972 or email: PESWASHDC@aol.com
Peace Officers' Memorial Day Service, Grand Lodge, Fraternal Order
of Police Grand Lodge, Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary
Noon, West Front of the United States Capitol, Washington, DC
Contact: (202)547-1651 for more information
at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
Fly a Blue Ribbon in Support of National Police Week
Public Laws 87-726 and 103-322
National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) 202/737-3400
Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) 573/346-4911
Fraternal Order of Police 202/547-1651
Honor Guard Information - Officer Ken Roden 703/360-5421
Washington, DC Accommodations - Hotel Reservations 800/554-2220