Honor Fallen Officers With Us During National Police Week
This year, National Police Week falls on May 10 through 16. The week-long holiday honors police officers who were killed in the line of duty. Every year, police officers and family survivors fly out to Washington, D.C., to pay special recognition to their loved ones who risked their lives while protecting their communities. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week it fell on as National Police Week. This year, the event was cancelled due to COVID-19 but there are still many ways to show your respect to fallen officers.
- Donate: To show your support of law enforcement, donate to a local non-profit organization that gives back to its community through police officers. You can donate to Back SA Blue by clicking HERE or to Blue Cares by clicking HERE.
- Thank an Officer: Due to COVID-19, the job of Police Officers is even more dangerous. They have had to add additional protocols to their daily routine, making it more stressful to fulfill their duties. Give an officer a wave and smile if they pass you by or donate a fruit trays or snacks to your closest precinct.
- Light a Virtual Candle: Dedicate a message to your Officer Hero by going HERE.
- Wear Blue: In honor of National Police Week, Back SA Blue and SAPOA are offering a free new t-shirt that memorializes San Antonio Police Officers killed in the line of duty. To show your respect, order your shirt today by emailing Jessica@sapoa.org with sizes and quantities needed. T-shirts can be picked up while they last, at the SAPOA Office: 1939 NE Loop 410, Suite 300. Then, make sure to take photos of you and your family wearing blue and share them on social media while using the hashtags #nationalpoliceweek, #policeweek2020, and #backtheblue.
Thank you for honoring fallen officers and Backing the Blue!