During National Police Week, the Department of Homeland Security pays special tribute to the heroic law enforcement officers who lost their lives protecting us all. We honor them this week, yet we remember them always. We are forever indebted to those who serve and protect – those we have lost and those who continue to serve.
Police Week is a special occasion each year when our law enforcement family gathers across the country to grieve our fallen colleagues and move forward together, strengthened by the bonds of service to the noble mission of law enforcement. During this week of remembrance and mourning, DHS is reflecting on their sacrifices through a series of memorial events. Below, we share moments from this week’s commemorative events.
Due to COVID-19, in-person events for the 2021 National Police Week were rescheduled to October 13-17.
National Treasury Union Employees Union Wreath-Laying Ceremony
The Federal Protective Service shared a commemorative Police Week video, featuring messages from Department leadership and a special wreath-laying ceremony. The ceremony honored Lowery Ware, Sr. – the first FPS officer lost in two decades – who died of COVID-19.
Fraternal Order of Police National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service