In recognition of next week's National Police Week, taking place virtually May 9-15, Vector Solutions solemnly honors and recognizes all fallen officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their communities.
Every year in May, National Police Week respects, honors, and remembers those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty with a week-long commemoration of events. Due to the pandemic, this year's National Police Week will consist of several virtual events starting Sunday, May 9, with in-person events planned for October 13-17 in Washington, DC.
The 2021 National Police Week focus is Officer Safety and Wellness (OSW). See the Virtual National Police Week schedule of events for details, including the 33rd annual Candlelight Vigil on May 13 at 8 pm EST, which will livestream on Facebook.
Vector Solutions sends our heartfelt gratitude and condolences to the families and loved ones of the fallen and memorializes their courage and commitment to keeping us safe.
Dating back to 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation establishing May 15 as Peace Officers' Memorial Day, and the week it falls in as Police Week. In 1994, the law was amended by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, signed by President Bill Clinton, which directed the United States flag to be displayed at half-staff on all government buildings on Peace Officers’ Memorial Day each year. Each year the dates of National Police Week may change, but it always starts on the Sunday preceding May 15.