In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726 designation May 15 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, and the week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week.
The law was amended by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, Public Law 103-322, signed by President Bill Clinton, directing that the flag of the United States of America be displayed at half-staff on all government buildings on May 15 of each year. While the actual dates change from year to year, National Police Week is always the calendar week, beginning on Sunday, which includes May 15.
In 2017, 135 Police Officers were killed in the line of duty. So far in 2018, 49 Police Officers have been killed, an average of a Police Officer being killed every 68 hours.
The killing of Police Officers by ambush has increased 167% over the past two years.
Place a blue ribbon on your vehicle antenna to show support for all Law Enforcement Officers that are out there every day for your protection and for those Police Officers that have sacrificed everything for you.