National Police Week 2019

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 May 2019 10:04

NEWS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 8, 2019

Gary Jenkins, Chief of Police

(509) 334-0802

 

National Police Week 2019:

HOnoring and Remembering our Fallen Law Enforcement Officers

 

Pullman – Again this year, communities across the United States will come together during National Police Week, May 12-18, to honor and remember those law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as the family members, friends and fellow officers they left behind.

 

This year, the names of 371 officers killed in the line of duty are being added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. These 371 officers include 158 officers who lost their lives in 2018, plus 213 officers who died in previous years but whose stories of sacrifice had been lost to history until now.

 

The names of all 371 fallen officers nationwide will be formally dedicated during the 31st Annual Candlelight Vigil on the evening of May 13th, 2019, to be held on the National Mall in Washington, DC. So that people across the country can experience this unique and powerful ceremony, the vigil will be webcast live over the Internet beginning at 5 PM (PDT) on May 13th. To register for this free online event, visit https://nleomf.org/programs-events/national-police-week/candlelight-vigil.

 

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins commented, “Law enforcement officers in the City of Pullman, the State of Washington, and throughout the nation put their lives on the line every day for their communities. We are fortunate that these brave men and women have chosen to dedicate their lives to the safety of others.”

 

For more information about National Police Week, please visit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund online at www.LawMemorial.org/policeweek.

 

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