DUE TO THE COVID-19 NATIONAL EMERGENCY ALL EVENTS WERE CANCELED, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A VIRTUAL CANDLELIGHT VIGIL ON MAY 13, 2020.

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, which pays special recognition to 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 in Michigan and at the national level in Washington D.C., honoring those who died in the line of duty. Many events will take place before the official dates of Police Week, May 10-16, 2020.

MICHIGAN POLICE WEEK EVENTS

Monday, May 4: 27th Annual Michigan Peace Officers’ Candlelight Memorial Service — 7 p.m. east steps of Lansing State Capitol, 100 North Capitol Avenue. Andrea Arrington, 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.

NATIONAL POLICE WEEK EVENTS May 10-16, 2020 — Washington D.C.

Saturday, May 2: 29th Annual Corrections Officers’ Wreath Laying Ceremony & Honor Guard Competition — 10 a.m.-Noon at National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Honoring Corrections Officers and Honors Corrections Officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty in 2019. Visit www.mwcog.org or email Kevin Koller at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Monday, May 4: Washington Area Law Enforcement Memorial Service — 11:30 a.m. at DC MPD Headquarters, 300 Indiana Ave., NW. The FOP Auxiliary will host a luncheon at DC FOP Lodge #1, 711 4th St. NW immediately after service. 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.

Tuesday, May 5: 25th Annual Blue Mass — 12:10 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 619 Tenth Street, NW (10th & G Streets). Call (202) 347-2713, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.saintpatrickdc.org/bluemass.shtml.

Saturday, May 9: 14th Annual National Police Week 5k — Onsite registration from 7-8:45 a.m. 450 F Street, NW, adjacent to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Race for walkers and runners is 9-10 a.m. with awards at 10:30 a.m. Register in advance at www.nationalpoliceweek5k.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Sunday, May 10: 25th Annual LawRide & Wreath Laying Ceremony — Report to RFK Stadium/Armory Lot 3, 19th and East Capitol St., NE. Event staging is 7:30-10:30 a.m. with kick-stands up at 10:40 a.m. for the ride to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial for wreath laying and presentations 11 a.m.-Noon. Visit http://www.lawride.com/ or contact JD Perkins at (240) 463-3294 or 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.

  • Blue H.E.L.P. Police Week 2020 Dinner — 5 p.m. at Embassy Suites, 900 10th Street NW. Honoring the service of law enforcement officers who lost their personal battles to suicide and those who have become permanently disabled. Blue H.E.L.P. will be hosting the families of these officers to honor and remember their loved ones. Cost $125 per person with cash bar and plated dinner. https://bluehelp.org/evrplus_registration/?action=evrplusegister&event_id=21

Monday, May 11: 3rd Annual Police K-9 Memorial Service — 1 p.m. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Service will include a wreath laying ceremony to honor police K-9s killed in the line of duty in 2019. Visit https://nationalpolicedogfoundation.org/, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (888) 459-7768.

Tuesday, May 12: Police Unity Tour Arrival Ceremony — 2-4 p.m. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Call (973)443-0030, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit http://policeunitytour.com/

  • Philly to D.C. Memorial Run — 8:30 ceremony followed by departure at 9 a.m. May 12 from Philadelphia Navy Yard. Arrival at 12:00 p.m. May 14 at the center of National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial off of F Street. Run to honor fallen officers. Call Tim Hoagland at (609) 929-1626 or Jim Harrity at (610) 633-2685 or visit http://lemr.us/

Wednesday, May 13: 32nd Annual Candlelight Vigil — 8-11 p.m. No tickets required and everyone is welcome. Vigil will be held on the National Mall between 7th & 12th streets, NW. (202) 737-3400. Vigil includes a reading of the newly engraved names, remarks by dignitaries and musical tributes for fallen officers. https://nleomf.org/programs-events/national-police-week/candlelight-vigil

  • The FOP D.C. Lodge #1 Tent City Event (Day 1 of 3) — 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. Lot 8 at RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capital Street SE. Includes vendors, bar, food, music and entertainment. www.policeweektentcity.com or across social media @policeweekdc
  • NAPO Legislative Seminar Breakfast & Lobby Day — 8:45 a.m. MGM National Harbor Hotel, 101 MGM National Ave., Oxon Hill, MD 20745. Advanced registration required. Email Elizabeth Loranger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (800) 322-6276. Register at http://www.napo.org/events/upcoming-events/napos-2020-legislative-update-and-lobby-day/

Thursday, May 14: Annual National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Competition — 8 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m. at U.S. Capitol Reflecting Pool, west side of Capitol near 3rd Street, SW. Each team performs Team Inspection, the Color Guard Posting of the Colors and the Exhibition Phase. These performances honor fallen and active law enforcement and their families. Email Ken Roske at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit http://www.policeweekhonorguard.com/

  • Annual Shomrim Society Kaddish (Memorial) Service — 9-10 a.m. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial to recognize Jewish members of Law Enforcement killed in the line of duty. Collation to follow at FOP Lodge #1, 711 4th Street NW. Event is open to all and is free to attend. Contact Lt. (Ret.) Brett Parson, Co-President of the Washington Area Shomrim Society at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • National Police Survivors’ Conference and C.O.P.S. Kids/Teens (Day 1 of 2) — 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA. Family and co-worker survivors receive support to understand grief, prepare for trial, learn new coping skills, and build connections. School-aged children of fallen officers spend the day off-site at local and federal law enforcement academies taking part in activities tailored for their ages. 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 https://www.concernsofpolicesurvivors.org/
  • The FOP D.C. Lodge #1 Tent City Event (Day 2 of 3) — 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. Lot 8 at RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capital Street SE. Includes vendors, bar, food, music and entertainment. www.policeweektentcity.com or across social media @policeweekdc
  • Annual Emerald Society & Pipeband March and Service — 5-8:15 p.m. Assemble at New Jersey Avenue and F Street, NW (near Union Station) at 5 p.m. Begin March 6 p.m. to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, where memorial service will be held 7-8:15 p.m. John Vize (914) 438-6104 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit http://nclees.org/
  • 27th Annual NAPO TOP COPS Awards Dinner — 6:30 p.m. MGM National Harbor Resort & Casino, 101 MGM National Ave., Oxon Hill, MD. 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. http://www.napo.org/top-cops/overview/
  • COPS Blue Honor Gala — 7-10 p.m. Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA. Tribute to fallen officers. $125 per ticket/$1,100 per table of 10. Purchase tickets at www.concernsofpolicesurvivors.org/bluehonorgala

Friday, May 15: 39th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Services — 11 a.m. and runs approximately two hours. West Front, U.S. Capitol, honoring 2019 fallen officers and paying tribute to all of the fallen. All law enforcement attending must wear their badge on their outer most garment and have two forms of government ID, which includes their department’s credential. Email 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.

  • FOP/FOPA Wreath Laying Ceremony — Immediately following Memorial Service at National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, 400 block E. Street, NW. Email 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.
  • The FOP D.C. Lodge #1 Tent City Event (Day 3 of 3) — 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. Lot 8 at RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capital Street SE. Includes vendors, bar, food, music and entertainment. www.policeweektentcity.com or across social media @policeweekdc