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 law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. Listed below are events planned at the national level in Washington D.C. and Michigan's Peace Officers' Candlelight Memorial Service. Many events will take place before the official dates of Police Week in 2019.

MICHIGAN POLICE MEMORIAL SERVICE

Monday, May 6: 26th 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 May 12-18, 2019 — WASHINGTON D.C.

Saturday, May 4: 28th Annual Corrections Officers’ Wreath Laying Ceremony & Honor Guard Competition — 10 a.m. - Noon at National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Honoring Corrections Officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Visit www.mwcog.org or email Dennis Bailey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Monday, May 6: 40th Annual 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 after service. Those interested in volunteering or attending, email Patty Sucato at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tuesday, May 7: 25th 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/bluemass.shtml.

Friday, May 10-16: National Police Week Retail Center — opens 9 a.m. (daily hours vary) 309 E Street (Corner of 4th of E Streets, NW) Fellowship Hall of First Trinity Church, one block from the Memorial. https://nleomf.org/programs-events/national-police-week/retail-center Police Week items, such as the Police Week badge, coin and shirt will be available at the Retail Center as well as the National Law Enforcement Museum store, 444 E. Street NW (across from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.)

Saturday, May 11: 13th Annual National Police Week 5k — 9-11 a.m. 601 4th Street, NW, adjacent to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. www.nationalpoliceweek5k.com to register or join the Virtual NPW5K team.

  • NLEOMF Cadet Ceremony — 11 a.m. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
  • 2nd 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. Visit https://nationalpolicedogfoundation.org/ or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • National Law Enforcement Museum Advance Tickets — 444 E. Street NW (across street from National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial). Purchase museum tickets in advance to avoid waiiting in long lines or selling out of your preferred time during Police Week.

Sunday, May 12: Police Unity Tour Arrival Ceremony — 2 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 www.policeunitytour.com

  • Law Enforcement United (LEU) Bike Ride — 1 p.m. arrival at Ft. Hunt Park, 8999 Fort Hunt Rd., Alexandria, VA. Visit https://www.leunited.org/
  • 26th 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.
  • Philly to D.C. Memorial Run — Depart 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. Contact Tim Hoagland at (609) 929-1626 or Jim Harrity at (610) 633-2685 or visit http://lemr.us/
  • 24th Annual Law Ride & Wreath Laying Ceremony — Report to RFK Stadium Lot 7, 19th and East Capitol St., NE, no later than 10 a.m. Meeting time begins at 9 a.m. with kick-stands up at 10:45 a.m. for the ride to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial for wreath laying and presentations 11 a.m.-Noon. Visit www.lawride.com, 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.

Monday, May 13: 31st Annual Candlelight Vigil — 8 - 11:30 p.m. No tickets required and everyone is welcome. Vigil will be held on the National Mall between 7th & 12th streets, NW. Call (202) 737-3400. Vigil includes a reading of the newly engraved names, remarks by dignitaries and musical tributes for fallen officers.

May 13-15: The FOP D.C. Lodge #1 — 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. local daily events on Lot 8 at RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capital Street SE. Includes vendors, bar, food, music and entertainment. Pipe bands required to check in with security before playing May 13-14. No pipe bands allowed to play at site May 15.

Tuesday, May 14: 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. Reception to follow at Metropolitan Police Headquarters Line-Up Room, 300 Indiana Ave. NW. Event is open to all and is free to attend. Contact Lt. 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.

  • NAPO Legislative Breakfast, Legislative Awards Luncheon & Lobby Day — Breakfast at 9 a.m. Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW. Luncheon 12-1:30 p.m. Dirksen Senate Building Room G11. 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 or register online.
  • Annual National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Competition — 8 a.m. to about 4 p.m. at 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
  • National Police Survivors’ Conference and C.O.P.S. Kids/Teens (Day 1 of 2) — 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Grief support and services for surviving family, co-workers and law enforcement. Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA. School-aged children of fallen officers spend the day off-site at local and federal law enforcement academies taking part in activities specially 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 www.nationalcops.org
  • 12th Annual Department of Interior Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial Ceremony — 11 a.m. - Noon Sidney R. Yates Auditorium, Main Interior Building, 1849 C Street, NW. Honoring the memory of all Department of Interior Officers who have died in the line of duty. RSVP SSA Misty Lakota at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (202) 208-6333 or Al Rothbaum at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (202) 208-2671.
  • Philly to D.C. Memorial Run — Departs 9 a.m. May 12 from Philadelphia Navy Yard and arrival Noon May 14 at the center of National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, off of F Street. Run to honor fallen officers. Contact Tim Hoagland at (609) 929-1626 or Jim Harrity at (610) 633-2685 or visit http://lemr.us/
  • 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. Contact 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/

Tuesday, May 14-16: Washington Nationals Law Enforcement Appreciation Days — Vs. New York Mets. Game times at 7:05 p.m. May 14-15 and 1:05 p.m. May 16. Tickets include a $5 donation to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Visit https://www.mlb.com/nationals/tickets/promotions/themes/law-enforcement-appreciation and click on the Buy Now link and enter the code POLICE when ordering. Contact Kevin Nawrocki at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (202) 640-7645.

Wednesday, May 15: 38th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Services — 11 a.m. West Front, U.S. Capitol. Service expected to last about two hours. Visit www.policeweek.org or email Lou Cannon 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.To sign up for Cordon and Colors Honor Guard, you must submit the following specific information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: name, date of birth, SSN and agency of each team member no later than 5 p.m. April 15, 2019. Check in at Garfield Circle Entrance and plan to be in position from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. or when service concludes. All Honor Guard Rifles must be rendered inert; i.e, bolt welded shut or barrel blocked to render it permanently incapable of being fired.

  • FOP/FOPA Wreath Laying Ceremony — Immediately following Memorial Service at National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, 400 block E. Street, NW. Visit www.policeweek.org or email Lou Cannon 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.

Thursday, May 16: National Police Survivors’ Conference and C.O.P.S. Kids/Teens (Day 2 of 2) — 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Grief support and services for surviving family, co-workers and law enforcement. Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA. School-aged children of fallen officers spend the day at off-site at local and federal law enforcement academies taking part in activities specially 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 www.nationalcops.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 Hotel, 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
  • NCIS/USMC Wreathlaying Ceremony — 10 a.m. - Noon National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, enter via F Street NW. Email Nikki Cardenas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

May 17-19: Washington Nationals Law Enforcement Appreciation Days — Vs. Chicago Cubs at 7:05 p.m. May 17 and May 19 and at 7:15 May 18. Tickets include a $5 donation to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Visit https://www.mlb.com/nationals/tickets/promotions/themes/law-enforcement-appreciation and click on the Buy Now link and enter the code POLICE when ordering. Kevin Nawrocki at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (202) 640-7645.