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Mississippi honors National Police Week

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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:

Tupelo

Northeast Mississippi Law Enforcement Memorial Service

Friday, May 19th at 6:00pm

Guest Speaker: Bubba Holifield

Elvis Presley Birthplace

306 Elvis Presley Drive, Tupelo

 

Jackson

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

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

 

To add your community’s memorial event, email News Mississippi at [email protected]

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