Spring Hill, TN – In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
National Police Week is a collaborative effort of many organizations dedicated to honoring America’s law enforcement community. More information about Police Week can be found here.
The following officers from the state of Tennessee will be added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC:
We will be having a candlelight service on May 16th at 10:00 AM at City Hall (199 Town Center Pkwy) to honor Corporal Jeremy McLaren (End of Watch: Sunday February 7th, 2010) who lost his life due to complications he suffered from a traffic collision while he was responding to a call. The public is welcome to attend.
A complete list of all 619 officers that were killed in the line of duty can be found here.