UNDATED – Saturday is Peace Officers Memorial Day.
Every morning, our Nation’s law enforcement officers pin on a badge and go to work, not knowing what the day will bring, and hoping to come home safely. This year, even as the COVID-19 pandemic took a physical, mental, and emotional toll, our officers, deputies, and troopers demonstrated courage and dedication in continuing to support our communities. As we recognize Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, we honor those who lost their lives in the line of duty, and thank them on behalf of this grateful Nation for their service.
Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week is an observance in the United States that pays tribute to the local, state, and federal peace officers who have died, or who have been disabled, in the line of duty. It is celebrated on May 15th of each year.
President Joseph Biden has asked organizations, government agencies, and private citizens to fly flags at half-staff in memory of those officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Daviess County FOP lodge 101 is hosting a ceremony in memory of those officers at the Daviess County Courthouse in Washington, on Thursday at 1 p.m.
The public is invited.