National Police Week Honors Officers Who Paid the Ultimate Sacrifice

American and Blue Line (1)Sunday, May 12, 2019 is the start of National Police Week - a week dedicated to honoring police officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

This event first started in 1962 after former President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation that designated each year on May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the week in which it falls as National Police Week. Officers from around the world will descend on the nation’s capital to participate in events that honor those who have lost their lives in the line of duty, as well as their surviving family and friends.

The Buffalo Grove Police Department is fortunate enough to be sending two members of the department to this event; Sergeant Robert Broussard and Officer Matthew Mills. Throughout the week, the Police Department will be sharing pictures from their trip to Washington D.C. - please make sure to follow along on their journey through National Police Week.

Should members of the Buffalo Grove community wish to participate from afar, the police department will have free blue light bulbs available at the front desk until this coming Saturday, May 18th. Blue lights signify support for law enforcement and honors police officers who have died in the line of duty.