BUCKS COUNTY POLICE MEMORIAL CEREMONY MAY 20, 2019
Police Week is an important time to take a minute from our busy lives to honor the fallen police officers who paid the ultimate price while protecting our communities and to acknowledge the current service of our nations police officers. It is an honor for our department to have the annual Bucks County Police Memorial Ceremony held at Saint Andrew Catholic Church in our township. We encourage you to put this date on your calendars and join us in doing our part to never forget those that made the ultimate sacrifice.
Bucks County Police Memorial Ceremony
May 20, 2019
Saint Andrew Catholic Church
81 Swamp Road Newtown, Pa 18940
HISTORY OF NATIONAL POLICE WEEK
By a joint resolution on October 1, 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726 that declared May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week, the annual tribute to law enforcement service and sacrifice.
More than 30 years later, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 amended the law, and Public Law 103-322 was signed by President Bill Clinton, directing that the U.S. flag be displayed at half-staff on all government buildings on May 15 each year.