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National Police Week 2009

     
National Police Week recognizes the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement and pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have sacrificed their lives for the safety and protection of others. To honor these fallen officers, PoliceOne presents special coverage including columnist features, a slideshow of images, and video content from events throughout the week.

Check the Police Week schedule, provided by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
 
Columns
Video Coverage
 
Chuck Remsberg
The greatest tribute is to learn from their loss
By Chuck Remsberg
As we enter National Police Week and commemorate those who made the ultimate sacrifice behind the badge, let us honor them by remembering all we have gained from their tragic loss. Full article
Lt. Dan Marcou
"The Call" a poem from The Calling. The Making of a Veteran Cop
By Lt. Dan Marcou
Since 1776, the years have come and passed. Things have constantly changed, and nothing seems to last. We still work the beat, we still answer the call. Full article
Dave Smith
Thank you, my friend
By Dave Smith
Over the years I’ve had the honor of attending Police Memorial Week ceremonies in Washington, D.C. and several other locations around the country. I am always moved by the sense of strength and character that these ceremonies stir in our hearts. Full article
Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith
Taking time to remember
By Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith
Police Memorial Week is always bittersweet for me, as it is for most of us in law enforcement. It’s a time of celebration and camaraderie and yet it’s also a time of reflection and sadness. Full article
Scott Buhrmaster
Helping families of officers killed in the line of duty
By Scott Buhrmaster
The loss of an officer in the line of duty has a deeply painful impact on the department, the community and ultimately, the nation. But the most painful blow is dealt to the officer’s family. Full article
 
PoliceOne staff is on the ground in Washington, D.C. to bring you coverage from events and ceremonies throughout National Police Week 2009. Check out some of the featured videos below courtesy of the NLEOMF, and upload your own footage to the Heroes in Blue topic on the new and improved BLUtube.

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P1 TwitterVisit P1 on Twitter, where you can find updates from Police Week, as well as news and other law enforcement announcements.
 
   
     
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NLEOMF Coverage
PoliceOne is working with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) to bring you updated coverage of National Police Week 2009. The NLEOMF's mission is to generate public support for the law enforcement profession by commemorating the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers. The organization also sponsors the annual Candlelight Vigil, where the names of 387 fallen officers will be formally dedicated on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. This year's 21st Annual Candlelight Vigil takes place on the evening of May 13, 2009.

Visit the Schedule of Events for information on the Candlelight Vigil

Visit the NLEOMF Police Week 2009 website