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Police Week 2021: Honoring outstanding bravery, sacrifice during the pandemic

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: May 13, 2021


The POLC would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to all the brave men and women who have made extraordinary sacrifices during the pandemic.

We salute your bravery and valor during National Police Week, May 9-15, 2021.

The names of 394 officers who paid the ultimate price to protect and serve will be added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. Ninety-nine of those officers are from historical records. The remaining 295 died in 2020, including 182 who lost their lives from exposure to COVID-19 in the line of duty.

“Rarely have the importance and implications of protecting the public been more evident than during this pandemic,” said POLC Director Rob Figurski. “Law enforcement officers have taken on the double exposure of danger performing their duties during a deadly virus. We salute your steadfast commitment to maintaining law and order during an extremely unpredictable time and honor all those who paid the ultimate price.”

Due to pandemic restrictions, most in-person events have been postponed until October, however, many virtual events, including the Virtual Candlelight Vigil, and some in-person events are planned in Washington D.C. during National Police Week.

View the POLC/GELC Calendar link below for event listings.

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