Honoring Our Fallen Police Officers

Today is Peace Officer’s Memorial Day — paying much deserved tribute to all local, state and Federal peace officers who died in the line of duty. Since 1962, when President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as a national day of observance, America has paid special recognition to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the safety and protection of others.

This special commemorative day starts a week-long collaborative effort dedicated to honoring the law enforcement community — including Candlelight Vigils, Wreath Laying Ceremonies, Memorial Services and more.

We honor all who served bravely, and the sacrifice of their families. To learn more and get involved, you may also be interested in these principal organizers of National Police Week:

  • National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund , which produces the annual Candlelight Vigil. (Phone: 202-737-3400, Email: vigil@nleomf.org)
  • Fraternal Order of Police/Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary, which organize the Peace Officers Memorial Day Service at the U.S. Capitol. (www.policeweek.org)
  • Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), which holds the National Police Survivors' Conference. (Phone: 573-346-4911. First year survivors, call: 800-784-2677, Email: cops@nationalcops.org)