Each year our nation loses between 140-160 law enforcement officers in the line of duty. National Police Week (NPW,) held in May each year in Washington, D.C., honors the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement officers.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726 designating May 15 as Peace Officers' Memorial Day, and the week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week.
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Our Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy hosts a memorial every year. See other events for dates and time.