May 16, 2011
Last week was National Police Week. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
The Memorial Service began in 1982 as a gathering in Senate Park of approximately 120 survivors and supporters of law enforcement. Decades later, the event, more commonly known as National Police Week, has grown to a series of events which attracts thousands of survivors and law enforcement officers to our Nation's Capital each year.
In recognition of National Police Week and the service the employees of the Woodland Police Department provide to the community, the Woodland Police Department Chaplains prepared meals for employees working each of the three shifts at the police department. The Chaplains recognize the police employees during National Police Week each year, recognition that does not go unnoticed and is greatly appreciated!
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