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 The Police Officers Journal
National Police Week 2018
  In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as Na- tional Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls, National Police Week. 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. Listed below are the events planned at the national level in Wash- ington D.C. as well as Michigan’s Peace Officers’ Candlelight Memo- rial Service. Many events will take place before the official dates of Police Week.
may 7 – michigan
monday, may 7: 25th Annual Michigan Peace Officers’ Candlelight Memorial Service – 7 p.m. east steps of Lansing State Capitol, 100 North Capitol Avenue. Denise Scarbrough, Michigan Concerns of Police Survivors President at (877) 464-2677 or email survivor@mi-
may 13-19 – Washington D.C.
tuesday, may 1: 24th Annual Blue Mass – 12:10 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 619 Tenth Street, NW (10th & G Streets). (202) 347- 2713 or visit
Saturday, may 5: 27th Annual Corrections Officers’ Wreath Laying Ceremony & Honor Guard Competition – 10 a.m.-noon at National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Honoring Corrections Person- nel who lost their lives in the line of duty. or Tim Schaible at (443) 467-2021 or
monday, may 7: 39th Annual Washington Area Law Enforcement Memorial Service – 11:30 a.m. in front of the Memorial Fountain, 300 Indiana Ave., NW. The FOP Auxiliary will host a luncheon at DC FOP Lodge, 711 4th St. NW after service. Those interested in volun- teering or attending the service, email Patty Sucato at psucato@
Friday, may 11: 1st Annual Police K-9 Memorial Service – 1 p.m. at National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Service will include a wreath laying ceremony to honor fallen police K-9s who lost their lives in the line of duty. The National Police Dog Foundation reception follows service at DC FOP Lodge #1, 711 4th St. NW. https://nation or email Judi Reilly at jreilly@national
Friday, may 11-16: National Police Week Retail Center – opens 9 a.m. (daily hours vary) 309 E Street (Corner of 4th of E Streets, NW) Fellowship Hall of First Trinity Church, one block from the Memorial.
Saturday, may 12: 12th Annual National Police Week 5k – 9 a.m. 601 4th Street, NW, adjacent to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
• Police Unity Tour Arrival Ceremony – 2 p.m. National Law Enforce-
ment Officers Memorial. Call (973) 443-0030, email Jimmy Wal- dron at or visit www.policeunitytour. com
• Philly to D.C. Memorial Run – Depart May 12 from Philadelphia Navy Yard. Arrival at 12:00 p.m. May 14 at the center of National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial off of F Street. Run to honor fallen officers. Jim Harrity at (610) 633-2685 or Tim Hoagland at (609) 929-1626.
Sunday, may 13: 23rd Annual Law Ride & Wreath Laying Ceremo- ny – Line up begins at 8 a.m. with kick stands up at 10:45 a.m. from RFK Stadium/Armory, 19th and East Capitol St., NE to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial for wreath laying and presentations 11 a.m.-noon., JD Perkins at (240) 463-3294 or Sly Barnes (202) 957-1100 or slybarnes-
• 30th Annual Candlelight Vigil – 8 p.m. No tickets required and everyone is welcome. Vigil will be held the National Mall between 4th and 7th streets, NW. Call (202) 737-3400. A reading of the newly engraved names immediately follows ceremony. To watch the vigil webcast, visit
• The FOP D.C. Lodge #1 (Day 1 of 3) – 11 a.m.-2 a.m. local daily events on Lot 8 at RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capital Street SE. In- cludes vendors, bar, food, music and entertainment. Pipe bands required to check in with security before playing.
monday, may 14: Annual Shomrim Society Kaddish (Memorial) Service – 9 a.m. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial to recognize Jewish members of Law Enforcement killed in the line of duty. Reception to follow at Metropolitan Police Headquarters Line- Up Room, 300 Indiana Ave. NW. Event is open to all and is free to attend. Contact Lt. Brett Parson, Co-President of the Washington Area Shomrim Society at
• Standing Watch for the Fallen Flag Ceremony – 1:30 p.m. Na- tional Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Presentation of state and departmental flags, commencing honor guard rotations. Brian
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            Spring ushers in first flip page electronic Journal
The Spring 2018 edition ushers in the inaugural flip page electronic Police Officers Journal produced by the Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) ( and marks an end to the print publication. Previously, the Journal was posted in static PDF format. The new flip page electronic Police Officers Journal (www. will allow visitors to digitally turn the pages with the click of a mouse. We welcome your feed- back on this new format at • 3

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