WASHINGTON, DC – This week marks National Police Week 2024, with yesterday being National Peace Officers Memorial Day – a time to honor and pay tribute to the law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Back in 1962, President John Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week. This week offers honor, remembrance, and peer support while allowing law enforcement, their survivors, and citizens to gather and pay homage to those who gave their lives in the line of duty. This year, five police officers from the Keystone State were remembered as they lost their lives while on duty. Law enforcement organizations from our region and across the nation have paused to pay tribute to those who have paid the ultimate price for their public service to our communities.