Bucks County Police Memorial Ceremony May 22, 2017

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.  

All Bucks County residents are invited to attend the Bucks County Police Memorial Ceremony as we do our part so we hope to see you there.  

May 22, 2017

7 P.M.

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.