National Police Week runs May 15-20 and there are many services honoring police officers scheduled across the state this week.
The week of remembrance was started in 1962 when 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 Police Week.
Here are a few of the events scheduled in Mississippi this week:
Northeast Mississippi Law Enforcement Memorial Service
Friday, May 19th at 6:00pm
Guest Speaker: Bubba Holifield
Elvis Presley Birthplace
306 Elvis Presley Drive, Tupelo
The Department of Public Safety Annual Tribute to the Agency’s Fallen Officers
Tuesday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m.
Keynote Speaker: Lt. Governor Tate Reeves
DPS headquarters located at 1900 East Woodrow Wilson Boulevard in Jackson.
Jackson Police Department Memorial Service
Thursday, May 18th at 9:30am
Keynote Speaker: Harold Brittain, Acting U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Mississippi
Front lawn of the Jackson Police Department Headquarters
327 E. Pascagoula Street, Jackson
Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police Candlelight Vigil Ceremony
Thursday, May 18th at 6:00pm
Fallen Officer Memorial Wall, Justice Green, State Street in Jackson
Biloxi Police Department Memorial Service
Thursday, May 18th at 9:30pm
Honors Biloxi’s four fallen officers, with three of the families in attendance
On the front steps of 170 Porter Avenue, Biloxi
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