May 13 - 19, 2018 Is National Police Week and May 15th, 2018 is Peace Officers Memorial Day
Congress approved by joint resolution October 1st, 1962 to designate May 15th as Peach Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week during which it falls as Police Week, when law enforcement officers from around the world will gather to honor 199 fallen heroes from across the nation who died in 2017. Of those, fifteen are from Texas.
National Police Week draws 25,000- 40,000 people to various services throughout the week around the country honoring the men, women, and canines that have died heroes in 2017.
Mayor Evalyn Moore has issued Proclamation recognizing National Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day in Richmond, Texas and urges all citizens to commemorate law enforcement officers, past and present, who by their faithful and loyal devotion to their responsibilities have rendered a dedicated service to their communities.