May 14, 2018
Contact: Tim Marsano, ISP PIO, 208.884.7122
National Police Week events in Idaho
The week of May 13-19 is designated as National Police Week, which is an opportunity to recognize and pay tribute to law enforcement officers from around our nation and throughout Idaho who have made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of the citizens whom we protect and serve each day.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as National Police Week. 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.
Here in Idaho, events will center on the Idaho Peace Officers Memorial, located in Meridian. The memorial serves as a place of solace for the families of fallen peace officers and also honors those currently serving.
Reporters and members of the public are invited to:
- Candlelight vigil on Wednesday, May 16 at 9 p.m.
- Annual ceremony on Thursday, May 17 at 10 a.m.
Both events will be led by ISP Lt. Col. Sheldon Kelley in his capacity as president of the Idaho Peace Officer Memorial Board of Directors. Both events will take place at the Idaho Peace Officers Memorial on the grounds of the Idaho State Police Headquarters complex, 700 S. Stratford Drive, Meridian.
2018 Presidential Proclamation: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/president-donald-j-trump-proclaims-may-15-2018-peace-officers-memorial-day-may-13-may-19-2018-police-week/