Posted on May 02, 2022
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department and the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office will come together to honor and honor the memory of the seven Arlington County law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice to the service to our community. This solemn ceremony takes place each year before National Police Week which recognizes law enforcement officers across the United States who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others and provides support to their survivors.
Celebrating Peace Officers Memorial Day
The public and the media are invited to attend Peace Officers’ Memorial Day.
Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: Arlington County Justice Center Plaza located at 1425 North Courthouse Road
Road Closure: North Courthouse Road will be closed between 14and N. Street and 15and N. St. from approximately 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. to host the event.
About National Police Week
In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week. It is a time dedicated to honoring and remembering the officers who gave their lives in the line of duty, and to recognize the sacrifices made by the families of these officers. National Police Week takes place every May and will be observed from May 11-17, 2022.
Police Week is organized by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, Fraternal Order of Police/Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary (FOP/FOPA) and Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) and supported by law enforcement from across the country. The public can expect to see an increase in law enforcement activity in Arlington and the region as police departments across the country escort survivors to National Police Week events. An increased presence of police vehicles equipped with activated emergency equipment around Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and nearby hotels is expected.