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For many of us, Police Week means participating in state or local memorials, the American flag at half mast on Peace Officers Memorial Day, or a moment of silence for a fallen friend, partner or family member. It is the most meaningful week of the year for those of us in the law enforcement community and a time not only for solemn remembrance, but also to rededicate ourselves to the mission of keeping names off the wall.

For me, Police Week is closely associated with our nation's capital and the Annual Candlelight Vigil that takes place at the National Law Enforcement Memorial. It is a time to step back and reflect on the role of law enforcement in this great country of ours ... Full Story

A week in photos
President Bush, arrives at the annual Peace Officers' Memorial Service on the U.S. Capitol grounds, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) Images from Police Week

President Bush salutes fallen officers
Thoughts on
Police Memorial Week 2007

Part of every citizen's duty is to remember, to understand, that Freedom is born from sacrifice, from blood.

Jefferson's famous quote, "the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants," is often quoted but rarely exemplified more powerfully than the sensation of standing before the Law Enforcement Memorial Wall.

It is a pilgrimage everyone who ever wore the badge and gun should take, a powerful moment that those have already experienced will never forget ... Full Story

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Police Week around the country:  

Seven roses for 7 Memphis officers
[Memphis, TN]

Fallen officers remembered in San Antonio
[San Antonio, TX]

Remembering North Fla. officers who died in the line of duty
[West Palm Beach, FL]

Candlelight vigil honors fallen Mo. officers
[Buchanan Co., MO]

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Police Week around the country:

Ariz. memorial held to remember those killed in line of duty
[Yuma, AZ]

Wisc. memorial: "In valor, there is hope"
[Superior, WI

Upstate N.Y. community honors the fallen
[North Tonawanda, NY]

Ceremonies to honor officers killed on duty in Calif.
[Sacramento, CA]

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