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Virginia Sheriffs’ Association
The Voice of Virginia’s Sheriffs & Deputies

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 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.

This week, VSA, VSI, and sheriff’s officers across the Commonwealth continue to honor and reflect on those that paid the ultimate sacrifice. Join us in saying THANK YOU for law enforcement officers’ service and dedication.

Be sure to check out just a few of the many ways that local sheriff’s offices have been taking part in National Police Week, along with footage from events and ceremonies being held by the NLEOMF.

Local Walmart gives thanks to Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office during National Police Week.

The Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office and Chesapeake Police Department set up display outside the Public Safety Building to mark National Police Week and honor the fallen.

Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office pays respect to fallen law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving and protecting the community.

Local agencies participate in memorial service honoring fallen law enforcement officers. 

Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office joins community in National Police Week events.

Members of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office travel to Washington, DC for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at the Washington Nationals baseball stadium.