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Posted on: May 10, 2022

National Police Week, May 11-17, 2022

Police Memorial 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. The Police Memorial Week is an observance that pays tribute to the local, state and federal law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.

Mayor Kline has the “thin blue line flags” flown around Tallmadge Circle in honor of officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The Blue represents the officer and the courage they find deep inside when faced with insurmountable odds. The Black background was designed as a constant reminder of our fallen brother and sister officers. The Line is what police officers protect, the barrier between anarchy and a civilized society, between order and chaos, between respect for decency and lawlessness.

We call upon our citizens to make every effort to express their thanks to the men and women who make it possible for us to leave our homes and family in safety each day because they are protected by officers willing to sacrifice their lives to guard our loved ones, property and government against all who would violate the law. Thank you to the Tallmadge Police Department for protecting the citizens of Tallmadge every day!

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