In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week.
Each year our nation loses between 140-160 law enforcement officers in the line of duty. Each year the department pays tribute to those officers who made the ultimate sacrifice:
- There are more than 900,000 sworn law enforcement officers now serving in the United States, which is the highest figure ever. About 12 percent of those are female.
- Colorado lost three officers in 2019.
- 349 Colorado Officers have lost their lives since 1776
- The total number of 2019 officer deaths in the United States was 134.
- The deadliest day in law enforcement history was September 11, 2001, when 72officers were killed while responding to the terrorist attacks on America.
- More than 21,910 names are engraved on the wall of the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial
Longmont Police will be hosting their 2020 Peace Officer Memorial on Friday, May 15 from 5:30pm until 6:30pm on the front steps of the Longmont Safety and Justice Building, 225 Kimbark Street.
The public is invited to attend. This event is coordinated and hosted by the Longmont Public Safety Chaplains.
If you are in need of accommodations (such as sign language) please contact the event coordinator to make arrangements no less than five business days prior to the event.
If you need further information please email or call (303)774-4300 x2408.