National Police Week is a collaborative effort of many organizations dedicated to honoring America’s law enforcement community, with special recognition to law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as the family members, friends, and fellow officers they left behind.
In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week.
This year, the names of 556 officers killed in the line of duty are being added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. These 556 officers include 224 who were killed during 2022, plus 332 officers who died in previous years but whose stories of sacrifice had been lost to history until now.
The Golden Valley Police Department joins police agencies nationwide in recognizing National Police Week and honoring the men and women who lost their lives in the line of duty while serving their communities.