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How And Why We Celebrate 'National Police Week'

From everyone at KMOX, thank you to our officers.

May 17, 2018 - 8:09 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - All week around the U.S. there have been memorials and ceremonies to honor the brave men and women of law enforcement. That's because this week is National Police Week.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

National Police Week is a collaborative effort of many organizations dedicated to honoring America's law enforcement community.

Today at 10 a.m. there will be a wreathlaying ceremony at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C.

From everyone at KMOX, thank you to our officers.

If you see a cop this week, let him or her know you appreciate them -- #NationalPoliceWeek

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