National Police Week started on May 14 and continues until May 20, 2017.
This week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
This year the names of 394 law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty were dedicated during the 29th annual Candlelight Vigil held at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. The names included 143 police officers that died in 2016.
To the men and women in blue – thank you for your service. May you always return home to your family at the end of your shift.