Posted on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 3:14 pm CDT
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day. The week in which the Peace Officers Memorial Day falls is within Police Week each year. This year, it is expected that as many as 40,000 attendees will converge in Washington D.C. to participate in numerous planned events to honor and commemorate those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
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