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National Police Week 2012 is May 13-19, 2012
Honoring and Remembering Fallen Law Enforcement Officers
By Jason Rector
COLUMBIA, KY - Again this year, communities across the United States will come together during National Police Week, May 13-19, 2012 to honor and remember those law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as the family members, friends and fellow officers they left behind.
This year, the names of 362 officers killed in the line of duty are being added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. These 362 officers include 162 officers who were killed during 2011, plus 199 officers who died in previous years but whose stories of sacrifice had been lost to history until now.
Adair County Constable, Jason Rector ask that everyone locally support the event and remember the fallen officers of not only Kentucky but Nationally by wearing and displaying blue ribbons the week of May 13-19, 2012; while area churches and businesses are encouraged to host prayer and appreciation events for the fallen and active serving officers.
The names of all 362 fallen officers nationwide will be formally dedicated on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, during the 24th Annual Candlelight Vigil on the evening of May 13, 2012. So that people across the country can experience this unique and powerful ceremony, the vigil will be webcast live over the Internet beginning at 8pmET/7pmCT on May 13, 2012. To register for this free online event, visit www.LawMemorial.org/webcast.
The Candlelight Vigil is one of many commemorative events taking place in the nation's capital during National Police Week 2012. The national observance is organized by a group of organizations led by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), Concerns of Police Survivors, the Fraternal Order of Police and the Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary.
On May 15th each year, the Fraternal Order of Police and the Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary host a ceremony on the west steps of the U.S. Capitol to honor fallen law enforcement officers and their families.
In tribute to American law enforcement officers and at the request of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, Public Law 103-322 designates May 15th National Peace Officers Memorial Day, which is one of only two days each year during which government agencies, businesses and residents are to fly their U.S. flags at half staff. - Jason Rector
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