In 1962, President John F. Kennedy declared May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and designated the calendar week in which this day occurs as National Police Week to honor law enforcement service and sacrifice. This year National Police Week runs from Sunday, May 15, 2016 through Saturday, May 21, 2016.
There are many national organizations who work diligently to ensure this week pays tribute to our fallen brothers and sisters. Below is a list and the individual events they manage.
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund – This group is responsible for the May 13, 2016 Candlelight Vigil honoring law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty in 2015. The vigil takes place on the National Mall in Washington D.C. and those outside of D.C. can view it online by logging onto this site. In 2015, 123 officers lost their lives and each of their names will be engraved on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Judicial Square following the vigil.
Fraternal Order of Police/Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary (FOP/FOPA), which organizes the Memorial Service on the west front lawn of the U.S. Capitol. A wreath laying ceremony will immediately follow the service.
Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), holds the National Police Survivors’ Conference. The conference takes place Saturday, May 14th and Monday, May 16th in D.C. so that family members and co-workers can congregate to support each other in dealing with grief, the judicial process and learning coping strategies. Visit www.nationalcops.org or call 573-346-4911 for more information.
RMLEFCU was founded by the Denver Police Department and has proudly served law enforcement professionals and their families since 1938. We are hosting open house events at each of our branches to recognize the hard work and sacrifice of our members.
Please join us for food, live entertainment, and member raffles at one of the events below. Your friends and family are also welcome!
- Wednesday, May 18th – Aurora Branch – 992 Potomac Street – 4:00pm – 8:00pm
- Thursday, May 19th – Lone Tree Branch – 10025 Park Meadow Drive – 4:00pm – 8:00pm
- Friday, May 20th – Denver Branch – 700 W. 39th Avenue – 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Thank you for your service, your sacrifice and your membership!