In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls, National Police Week. National Police Week 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. Listed below are the events planned at the national level in Washington D.C. as well as Michigan's Peace Officers' Candlelight Memorial Service, honoring those who died in the line of duty. National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day, May 15, 2017 falls on a Monday, however, some events will take place before the official dates of Police Week in 2017.

May 1 — Michigan

Monday, May 1: 24th Annual Michigan Peace Officers’ Candlelight Memorial Service — 7 p.m. east steps of Lansing State Capitol, 100 North Capitol Avenue. Contact Denise Scarbrough, Michigan Concerns of Police Survivors President at (877) 464-2677 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

May 14-20 — Washington D.C.

Tuesday, May 2: 23rd Annual Blue Mass — 12:10 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 619 Tenth Street, NW (10th & G Streets). Call (202) 347-2713 or visit www.saintpatrickdc.org

Saturday, May 6: 6th Annual Corrections Officers’ Wreath Laying Ceremony & Honor Guard Competition — 10 a.m.-noon at National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Honoring Corrections Personnel who have lost their lives in the line of duty. www.mwcog.org or call (202) 962-3200.

Monday, May 8: 38th Annual Washington Area Law Enforcement Memorial Service — 11:30 a.m. in front of the Memorial Fountain, 300 Indiana Ave., NW. Those interested in volunteering or attending the service, email Patty Sucato at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thursday, May 11: National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) Legislative Seminar and Congressional Awards Luncheon — 9 a.m. Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW. Advanced registration required. Contact Elizabeth Loranger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (703) 549-0775.

Thursday, May 11-16: National Police Week Retail Center opens 9 a.m. 309 E Street (Corner of 4th of E Streets, NW) Fellowship Hall of First Trinity Church, one block from the Memorial. www.nleomf.org/programs/policeweek/

Friday, May 12: Police Unity Tour Arrival Ceremony — 2 p.m. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Call (973)443-0030, email Jimmy Waldron at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.policeunitytour.com

  • 24th Annual NAPO TOP COPS Awards Banquet — 6:30 p.m. Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW. Advanced registration. Contact Elizabeth Loranger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (703) 549-0775.

Saturday, May 13: 29th Annual Candlelight Vigil — 8 p.m. No tickets required. Vigil will be held the National Mall between 4th and 7th streets, NW. Call (202) 737-3400. A reading of the newly engraved names at 9 p.m. Register to watch the live Vigil webcast at http://www.nleomf.org/candle-light-vigil-wall/

Saturday, May 13-15: FOP DC Lodge daily events — 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. at 1880 2nd Street SW Washington DC for three days. Includes vendors, bar, food, music, entertainment, complimentary shuttle service to and from the site with stops at the Lodge, the Memorial, Navy Yard Metro and others along route.

Sunday, May 14: 22nd Annual Law Ride & Wreath Laying Ceremony — Line up begins at 8 a.m. with kick stands up at 10:45 a.m. from RFK Stadium/Armory, 19th and East Capitol St., NE to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial for wreath laying and presentations 11 a.m.-noon. www.lawride.com, JD Perkins at (240) 463-3294 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Sly Barnes (202) 957-1100 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Philly to D.C. Memorial Run — Depart 8:30 a.m. May 12 from Philadelphia Navy Yard. Arrival at 12:30 p.m. May 14 at the center of National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial off of F Street. Run to honor fallen officers. Contact Jim Harrity at (610) 633-2685 or Tim Hoagland at (609) 929-1626.
  • 15th Annual Steve Young National Honor Guard Competition and Pipe Band Competition — 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Grant Statue on west side of U.S. Capitol. Email Ken Roske at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.policeweekhonorguard.com
  • Standing Watch for the Fallen Flag Ceremony — 1:30 p.m. Presentation of state and departmental flags, commencing honor guard rotations. Advanced registration required at http://www.nleomf.org/programs/policeweek/honor-guard/honor-guard-sign-up-form-2017.html. Contact Brian Lacey, (202) 737-7138 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Kaitlin Gilbride, (202) 737-8528 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • National Police Survivors’ Conference (Day 1 of 2) — 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for surviving family, co-workers and law enforcement. Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA. Advanced registration required. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call (573) 346-4911 or visit www.concernsofpolicesurvivors.org
  • C.O.P.S. Kids/Teens (Day 1 of 2) — 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for surviving children, step-children and siblings. Bus transports from Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA to local law enforcement academies for program. Pre-registration mandatory. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (573) 346-4911 or visit www.concernsofpolicesurvivors.org
  • 23rd Annual Emerald Society & Pipeband March and Service — 5 p.m. assemble at New Jersey Avenue and F Street, NW. Begin March to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial at 6 p.m. Contact Joseph J. Keenan at (732) 754-7051. www.nclees.org

Monday, May 15: 36th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Services — 11 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m. West Front, U.S. Capitol. Wreath Laying Ceremony immediately following Memorial Service. www.policeweek.org or contact Andy Maybo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Linda Hennie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tuesday, May 16: NCIS Wreath Laying Ceremony – 10-11 a.m. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, enter via F Street NW. Contact Cheryl Seesman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (571) 305-9065.

  • National Police Survivors’ Conference (Day 2) — 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for surviving family, co-workers and law enforcement. Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA. Advanced registration required. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call (573) 346-4911 or visit www.concernsofpolicesurvivors.org
  • C.O.P.S. Kids/Teens (Day 2) — 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for surviving children, step-children and siblings. Bus transports from Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA to local law enforcement academies for program. Pre-registration mandatory. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (573) 346-4911 or visit www.concernsofpolicesurvivors.org
  • C.O.P.S. Picnic on the Patio — 6-9 p.m. for surviving family, co-workers and law enforcement. Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA. Advanced registration required. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (573) 346-4911 or visit www.concernsofpolicesurvivors.org