Thursday, May 16, 2019

Police Week 2019

Police Week 2019, Metamora Herald

It's police week and Chief Rebman has some thoughts about keeping our Peace Officers safe while they work to make sure the public is safe.

  •  Remember Scott's Law.  Citizens should remember to move to the opposite lane of traffic when approaching ANY emergency vehicle that is stopped.  This also included roadside safety vehicles such as tow trucks as well. 
  • Driver's and passengers should remain in their vehicles on a traffic stop unless the officer advises them otherwise.  This is not only safer for the officer but to those inside the vehicle as well. 
  • Although I am a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment and encourage concealed carry, I want to remind those who chose to carry that if an interaction is made with the police to simply let them know you are presently carrying.  It's just nice to know if the people we are dealing with are armed or not. 

Police Week is from May 12 to May 18. 

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. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
The Memorial Service began in 1982 as a gathering in Senate Park of approximately 120 survivors and supporters of law enforcement. 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.
The National Peace Officers Memorial Service, which is sponsored by the Grand Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, is one in a series of events which includes the Candlelight Vigil, which is sponsored by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) and seminars sponsored by Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.)
National Police Week draws in between 25,000 to 40,000 attendees. The attendees come from departments throughout the United States as well as from agencies throughout the world. This provides a unique opportunity to meet others who work in law enforcement. In that spirit, the Fraternal Order of Police DC Lodge #1 sponsors receptions each afternoon and evening during Police Week. These events are open to all law enforcement personnel and are an experience unlike any other.

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