This week is National Police Week. Each year tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. The Fraternal Order of Police lodge at 711 4th Street NW and the National Law Enforcement Memorial on the 400 block of E Street NW are major centers of activities during the week’s schedule.
As part of National Police Week the National Law Enforcement Memorial is adorned with wreaths, flowers, and pictures to tribute federal, state and local law enforcers killed in the line of duty. This is a great time to stroll through, soak it in and pay respects.