About Police Week
Former President John F. Kennedy designated May 15th as Peace Officers' Memorial Day and the week of May 15th as National Police Week.
The flag of the United States of America is to be displayed at half-staff on all government buildings on May 15th of each year.
Peace Officer's Memorial Week was designed to honor the dedicated men and women of law enforcement who lost their lives in the line of duty.
The Greensboro Police Department honors its fallen heroes with a variety of community events to recognize those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. The public is invited to participate in the following events:
NC Peace Officers Memorial Service
Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 11:00 am
Calvary Church, 1665 Pleasant Ridge Rd, Greensboro
This year, Greensboro is the host city for this statewide event.
National 31st Annual Candlelight Vigil
Monday, May 13, 2019 at 8:00 pm
National Mall, between 4th and 7th streets, Washington, DC
This event is sponsored by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. No tickets are required and all are welcome.
38th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 11:00 am
West Front of the United States Capitol, Washington, DC
This event is sponsored by the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police and the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police Auxillary. The memorial service is expected to run approximately 2 hours. The Wreath Laying Ceremony will be held immediately following the Memorial Service.
Annual Guilford County Memorial Service
Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 10:00 am
McDonald Governmental Plaza, Downtown Greensboro
This is our Annual Service to honor those accross Guilford County who have fallen in the line of duty. Families of the fallen will be honored.