BY BARRY WARNER
This week is National Police Week, an occasion dedicated to honoring America’s Law Enforcement establishment. National Police Week began in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week.
In one event held every May 15, the over 19,000 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in the nation’s history are memorialized. The law officers’ names are on a wall at the Washington D.C. Police Memorial. When the event was first held in 1991, only 12,000+ officers names were on the wall.
Clarkstown police officers are among local officers who serve as honor guards at the Washington, D.C. Police Memorial. They have served at the memorial since 1984.
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