National Police Week
May 15 – Peace Officers Memorial Day
On October 1, 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 th of each year as Peace Officer’s Memorial Day. National Police Week commences on the Sunday of the week of May 15 and ends on the following Saturday to honor the men and women who, night and day, stand guard over our communities. On May 15th, the United States flag will be lowered to half staff. This is in honor of the federal, state, and municipal officers who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty.
In tribute of the above, the Eastern Connecticut State University Police Department will place a wreath and black banner on the sign in front of our building. Our officers will also be wearing black bands over their badges in respect of their fallen comrades.
To honor National Police Officers, the Police Department has created a display in the Library, between the Reference and Circulation Desks, directly across from the elevators on the 2nd level. The display exhibits information, items, and pictures concerning the National Police Memorial and a history of law enforcement. We’d like to encourage members of the Eastern community to stop by the Library to view the display during the month of May.
The officers and staff of the Eastern Connecticut State University Police Department would like to thank the university community for your continued support and cooperation in providing a safe and secure environment for all.
Chief Jeffrey A. Garewski
and Officers of the Eastern Connecticut State University Police Department