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. This year’s official National Police Week dates are Sunday, May 15, 2016 through Saturday, May 21, 2016. However, several annual events will take place before May 15. Here’s a link to the schedule of events. The Candlelight Vigil was on Friday, May 13th (8:00 PM), and the Memorial Service is today, Sunday, May 15th (11:00 AM).
Here is the roll call of heroes for 2015 — the list of the names of the Officers whose names will be added to the Memorial this year.
If you are ever drawn to attend in person, here are some of the frequently asked questions regarding National Police Week and the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service.