Police Memorial Week

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33rd Annual Police Memorial Week

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day.  The calendar week in which May 15th falls is National Police Week. National Police Week pays special tribute to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others including members of the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office.

This year the names of 321 officers killed in the line of duty were added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC.  The memorial honors 19,981 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history.

Visit the In Memory page for Winnebago County Sheriff's Office line of duty deaths.