For Immediate Release
DHS Press Office
WASHINGTON – On May 12-15, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas will participate in National Police Week events to honor the service and sacrifice of law enforcement professionals, including members of the Department of Homeland Security, who lost their lives in the line of duty.
On Monday, May 12, Secretary Johnson and Deputy Secretary Mayorkas, joined by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Tom Winkowski, will participate in the ICE Valor Memorial and Wreath Laying Ceremony at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Secretary Johnson will join President Obama and Vice President Biden to honor the 2014 National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) TOP COPS award winners at the White House.
On Tuesday, May 13, Secretary Johnson and Deputy Secretary Mayorkas, joined by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske, participate in the CBP Valor Memorial and Wreath Laying Ceremony at Woodrow Wilson Plaza. Secretary Johnson will also deliver remarks and participate in the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund 26th Annual Candlelight Vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Deputy Secretary Mayorkas, CBP Commissioner Kerlikowske, U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson, U.S. Coast Guard Vice Admiral Paul Zukunft, ICE Deputy Director Dan Ragsdale and other DHS management will also attend.
On Thursday, May 15, Deputy Secretary Mayorkas, joined by U.S. Secret Service Director Pierson, ICE Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Winkowski, CBP Commissioner Kerlikowske and Deputy Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, will participate in the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol.