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. 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. Remembering Michael Staples (USFS, Chippewa N.F.), Kristine Fairbanks (USFS), Jason Crisp (USFS), Margaret Anderson (NPS), Ryan Weltman (NPS, from MN), and Kristopher Eggle (NPS) and all Law Enforcement Officers from all agencies who have given their lives in the line of duty.
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Monday, May 15, 2023
National Peace Officers Memorial Day
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