Pennsylvania – Throughout the week, law enforcement throughout Pennsylvania was honored during Police Week.

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.

Senator Jay Costa, himself a former Allegheny County Sheriff’s Deputy, co-sponsored a Senate Resolution marking the week, which calls on citizens of the Commonwealth to honor police officers who gave their all in the line of duty. He says the families of those officers also deserve our respect and support.

You can honor Police Week locally by sending a thank you note or dropping off a small token of your appreciation to your local police station, or just by saying a friendly “hello” and “thank you” the next time you see an officer.


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