Amidst the recent headlines of police brutality, it can be easy to forget that a vast majority of police officers are dedicated protectors and community peacekeepers. Celebrated last week, National Police Week, honors all officers, but especially those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
President John F. Kennedy designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week leading up to it as Police Week. In numbers ranging between 25,000 and 40,000, attendees from around the country convened in Washington, D.C. This year marks the 34th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service, which took place on Saturday on the grounds of the United States Capitol.
At Romanucci & Blandin, we are dedicated to furthering the cause of restoring the trust between officers and their communities. We thank those officers who are committed to serving and protecting their communities; we especially honor those who lost their lives in the line of duty.