Established in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy and a joint resolution of Congress, National Police Week pays special tribute to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. Ceremonies are held in Washington, DC, and in communities across the country.
For more information about this week and the things happening around DC and the rest of the country, here are some websites that will most likely keep you informed:
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Concerns of Police Survivors