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National Police Week, May 9-15, 2010National Police Week (May 9 - 15, 2010)

Each year, between 140 and 160 public safety officers are killed in the line of duty—leaving their families and coworkers to cope with each tragic loss. To honor the fallen and recognize their commitment to keeping us all safe, President Obama declared May 15 as National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day and the week of the 15th as National Police Week. During this week, individuals and organizations throughout the country will pay special tribute to those law enforcement officers, their families, and colleagues who have sacrificed for the safety and protection of others.¬†For example, the nonprofit Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) will hold a National Police Survivors’ Conference, where law enforcement survivors from throughout the nation will gather for indepth grief work and issue-oriented information sharing. Other special events and ceremonies will be held in Washington, D.C., and in communities across the country. For more information, visit—

Fraternal Order of Police

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

Concerns of Police Survivors

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