Back the Blue During National Police Week
National Police Week 2018 kicks off on May 13th thru May 19th, 2018. Police week is the time when we remember our fallen officers and show appreciation for the men and women who are still risking their lives every day to serve and protect us. Events take place in cities all across the country with official events occurring in Washington, D.C.
Every year, our nation loses between 140 and 160 law enforcement officers in the line of duty. To honor their sacrifice, communities must come together to show appreciation for the men and women in blue. Here are some tips on how to show your appreciation for law enforcement officers.
• Give them a shout out on social media and use #NationalPoliceWeek in your posts.
• Drop off snacks and cookies to the nearest police station.
• Thank an officer for their service in person.
• Add a thin blue line to your profile picture.
You can visit backsablue.com to order free gear that will show your support for local law enforcement. New t-shirts are available in all sizes, as well as, stickers, yard signs, and more.
National Police Week began in 1962 when President John F. Kennedy signed into law May 15th as Peace Officer’s Memorial Day and the week in which May 15th falls as National Police Week. Over 20,000 visitors visit Washington, D.C. to honor fallen officers each year. The San Antonio Police Officers’ Association sends its condolences to the surviving families of police officers who have paid the ultimate price.