Celebrate National Police Week May 12 2015
Sunday, May 10—Saturday, May 16, 2015
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.
View the full roll call of names of the 273 fallen law enforcement heroes added to the Memorial year in 2015.
Visit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, centered in the 400 block of E Street, NW, Washington, DC and the National Police Week Retail Center, located at First Trinity Lutheran Church, 309 E Street (corner of 4th and E Streets NW) 1/2 block from the Memorial.
Support Our Law Enforcement Officers March 08 2015
With several family members being active and retired Police and Military Police, the issue of Police bashing hits home and has become a sore spot for me. People do not take the time to realize what these men and women in blue sacrifice every day and what they go through to do the job that they do. They have always been the source of anger and ridicule but it is now getting ridiculous.
I come from several different angles. The first, in my younger days, it seemed like I always seemed to be on the wrong end of the law but I was always treated with respect and I believe that was partly because law enforcement are generally respectful at heart and are trained that way and second, I always treated them with respect... "yes sir", "no sir" and do what they say. I was brought up to respect the police, unlike some of the people involved in the recent events that we all know about. These people were thugs, they did not follow the orders of the police, and they posed a threat. I would much rather see a thug hit the ground than hear about another officer that lost his life in the line of duty. The second angle I have is that I have worked in several professions that dealt very closely with the local police to the point where we were on a first name basis with most of them. In doing my previous job, I've had guns pulled on me, knives pulled on me, shots fired at me, and the police were always there... swarming in fact, putting their lives on the line to catch those thugs. I have the utmost respect for those men and women.
Long story short, we intend on donating $1 for every Law Enforcement shirt that we sell to a rotating group of police organizations. Below is our list or reputable organizations that we intend on donating to:
International Association of Chiefs of Police Fallen Officer Fund www.theiacp.org/Foundation-FallenOfficerFund
Colorado Concerns of Police Survivors www.coloradocops.org
National Sheriff’s Association www.sheriffs.org
National Association of Police Organizations. www.napo.org
Colorado Rangers www.coloradoranger.org