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Peace Officers Memorial Day

It's Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week is an observance in the United States that pays tribute to the local, state, and federal peace officers who have died, or who have been disabled, in the line of duty. 

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. 

Hartford's local veteran organizations are displaying the Avenue of Flags at Sawyer Park today, Wednesday, May 15. The flags are displayed in recognition of National Police Week.

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