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NEWS | May 1, 2012

628th SFS to honor fallen police officers

By Senior Master Sgt. Donnie Hart 628th Security Forces Squadron operations superintendent

In 1962, President John Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726 designating May 15 as Peace Officers' Memorial Day, and the week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week. In 1994, President Bill Clinton signed a law directing that the flag of the United States be displayed at half-staff on all government buildings on May 15 each year.

National Police Week was founded to pay tribute to the law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and to voice our appreciation for all those who currently serve on the front lines of the battle against crime.

To honor those police officers slain in the line of duty, the 628th Security Forces Squadron is sponsoring a retreat ceremony at the Joint Base Charleston - Air Base flag grounds May 18 at 4 p.m. All base personnel are welcome to attend.