LAPD NEWS RELEASE
The Los Alamos Police Department will hold its annual memorial ceremony at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 15 as part of National Police Week. The ceremony will be held in the north parking lot of the Los Alamo Justice Center at 2500 Trinity Drive.
National Police Week offers honor, remembrance, and peer support, while allowing law enforcement, survivors, and citizens to gather and pay homage to those who gave their lives in the line of duty.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as National Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in several planned events honoring those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Local Trail Life Troop # NM-1412 will assist LAPD with the color guard.
“We want to cordially invite the public to attend our local ceremony,” said Deputy Chief Oliver Morris
Following the event, LAPD will be selling Law Enforcement Torch Run merchandise to raise money for Special Olympics New Mexico.