During “National Police Week,” we honor the brave men and women in who put their lives on the line every day to protect and serve our communities and pay special tribute those who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty while serving and protecting others. We thank them for their service and sacrifice and stand with them in solidarity. Let’s take a moment to appreciate the dedication and hard work of our law enforcement officers everywhere and express our gratitude for all that they sacrifice to keep us safe.
The history of “National Police Week” dates back to 1962, when President Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15th as “National Peace Officers Memorial Day.” This day was set aside to honor law enforcement officers who had fallen or been disabled while serving their communities. The calendar week in which May 15th falls was then designated as “National Police Week,” in recognition of the devoted and selfless work of law enforcement officers to protect the communities and citizens of our nation through the enforcement of our laws, regardless of the peril or hazard to themselves.
In 1994, President Bill Clinton amended the declaration to include the direction that the United States flag on all government buildings be flown at half-staff on May 15th, unless that day is also “Armed Forces Day,” which is commemorated on the third Saturday in May.
Join us this week as we honor and extend our heartfelt appreciation and thanks to our own Home Detention Officers/Special Deputies for their commitment to protect and serve. Our law enforcement team works tirelessly putting their lives on the line every day to protect ours and to ensure the safety and well-being of our participants and community. Their dedication and commitment to serving the public is a shining example of the selflessness and bravery that characterizes our law enforcement community. Thank you for all that you do, and for your service to our community!