National Police Week 2020
On March 19, 2020, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) released a statement regarding the cancellation of National Police Week due to the COVID-19 pandemic. National Police Week was scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 10 – Saturday, May 16, 2020, in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.
Please read the following statement from NLEOMF:
The current crisis that our nation and the world is facing has resulted in the cancelation of public gatherings in DC during National Police Week 2020. The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum wants you to know that this crisis will not deter us from honoring the 2019 fallen.
On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, we plan to march forward in solidarity with a virtual Candlelight Vigil and the reading of the names that can be watched from anywhere in the world. Then, as the future becomes more certain and the end of this crisis is near, we will begin to make plans for a live reading of names to honor our 2019 fallen officers. You have our commitment that the fallen will not be forgotten, and we will not rest until they receive the honor that they so rightfully deserve.
Additional Police Week News
President Tignanelli stated that “due to the COVID-19 crisis, which prevents all ‘public gatherings’ in Washington, D.C., POAM has canceled our annual gathering with friends at the Tune Inn, scheduled for May 14th.”
Rest assured, the tradition will be restored as soon as we fight our way past this virus.
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Stay tuned as we will keep this post updated with news as it becomes available.
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