Defenders honor fallen during National Police Week

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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- A retreat ceremony at the AFSFC headquarters building highlighted National Police Week events on Joint Base San Antonio Friday, May 14. Brig. Gen. Caroline Miller, 502d Air Base Wing (JBSA) Commander provided opening remarks to those in attendance, including dozens of Security Forces Defenders from JBSA.

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 Police Week. Decades later, the event, more commonly known as National Police Week, has grown to a series of events which attracts thousands of survivors and law enforcement officers to our Nation's Capital each year.
National Police Week honors those who have sworn to protect and defend. The event pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.