Join Us in Honoring Fallen Officers during National Police Week, May 10-16
Today, we remember our own that died in the line of duty at the Rose Garden Ceremony at police headquarters in Fairfax.
National Police Week (Sunday, May 10 to Saturday, May 16) is a solemn tradition recognized across the country. Thousands of law enforcement officers, and surviving family members and children of fallen officers, gather in the nation’s capital. They commemorate officers who lost their lives in the line of duty and honor those who continue to serve and protect their communities every day.
Each year, there are approximately 60,000 assaults on law enforcement officers, and in 2014, more than 100 officers were killed in the line of duty, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. National Police Week ceremonies and events honor the ultimate sacrifice an estimated 20,000 officers have made and the risk an approximate 900,000 law enforcement officers in the U.S. are willing to take today, and every day.
Fairfax County police officers, auxiliaries and police explorers are participating in a variety of events throughout the region, to include the Officer Down Memorial Page 5K Run, the Police Unity Tour, Honor Guard competition and as support units for other events. The public is welcome and encouraged to join us as we reflect on our profession and memorialize those who have given their lives to protecting the safety of others.
Follow our Twitter and Facebook pages throughout the week for a glimpse of our personnel in action.
Below is a partial list of Police Week activities; for a full list, visit: http://www.policeweek.org/schedule.html
Saturday, May 9th
9a.m. Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP) 5K Run (aka National Police Week 5k)
601 4th St N.W. adjacent to the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial (NLEOM)
Sunday, May 10th
2 p.m. Law Enforcement United Ride
400 Riders from VA Beach arrive at Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.
10 a.m. 20th Annual Law Ride
Motorcyclists ride through Washington, D.C. to wreath laying ceremony at the NLEOM
Monday, May 11th
11 a.m. Washington Area Law Enforcement Memorial Service, hosted by FOP DC Lodge #1
Metropolitan Police Department, 200 Indiana Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, May 12th
2 p.m. Police Unity Tour Arrival and FCPD Wreath Laying Ceremony
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, 400 Block of E Street NW
Wednesday, May 13th
8 p.m. 27th Annual NLEOM Police Memorial Services & Candle Light Vigil
National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial, 5th and E Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
Thursday, May 14
8 a.m. Honor Guard Competition
Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
8:30 a.m. 4th Annual Pipe Band Demonstration
Grant Statue — West side of U.S. Capitol
9 a.m. Shomrim Society Wreath Laying
NLEOM, 400 Block of E Street
12 p.m. Philly To DC Memorial Run
Participants will arrive at the Law Enforcement Memorial Monument Park
6 p.m. 21st Annual Emerald Society & Pipeband March and Service
Participants will march from New Jersey Ave and F Street to NLEOM
Friday, May 15th
8 a.m. National Law Enforcement Prayer Breakfast and Blessing of the Badge
Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.
11 a.m. 34th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day Service,
followed by the FOP/FOPA Wreathlaying Ceremony (about 2 p.m.)
West Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol