Monday, May 15, 2006 Peace Officers Memorial Day

Memorial_flame_cu.jpgOn October 1, 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726 designating May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day in honor of those Federal, State and Municipal Police Officers who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty. In 1994, the 103rd Congress, as part of the Violent Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, amended Public Law 87-726. President William J. Clinton then signed Public Law 103-322, which directs that the American Flag on all government buildings be flown at half-staff on May 15 of each year. On Monday, May 15, 2006, all Department Members are asked to reflect and honor the memory of all of our officers who have given their lives while protecting others.