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MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (May 11, 2018) – In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the calendar week in which May 15th falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police 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.
On May 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Mount Pleasant Town Hall, the Mount Pleasant Police Department will commemorate police week. Displays will be set up inside and outside of Town Hall. The following units are scheduled to be on display:
For more information on Police Week and to see a schedule of national events, visit www.policeweek.org. National Police Week draws in between 25,000 to 40,000 attendees. The attendees come from departments throughout the United States as well as from agencies throughout the world.