At CarProUSA, we do our best to honor the police officers who keep us safe every day of the year. On this National Police Week, we thank you and we thank your families. You leave your homes not knowing if you are coming home later.
In this age where people gun down officers for no apparent reason, we say THANK YOU for what you do.
On a personal note, I have put the black tape over my badge, and attended many officer funerals. Unless you have done this, you cannot truly understand it. Thank you for indulging me on this special week.
History of Police WeekIn 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 attract thousands of survivors and law enforcement officers to our Nation's Capital each year.
The National Peace Officers Memorial Service, which is sponsored by the Grand Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, is one in a series of events which includes the Candlelight Vigil, which is sponsored by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) and seminars sponsored by Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.)
National Police Week draws in between 25,000 to 40,000 attendees. The attendees come from departments throughout the United States as well as from agencies throughout the world. This provides a unique opportunity to meet others who work in law enforcement. In that spirit, the Fraternal Order of Police DC Lodge #1 sponsors receptions each afternoon and evening during Police Week. These events are open to all law enforcement personnel and are an experience unlike any other.
If You Could See
If you could see what I have seen, maybe you�d understand,
Dedicated to the modern-day guardians dressed in blue.Used with permission of PoliceOne.com, poem by Chief Michael Cloutier.
May 13, 2021