Tricounty News

May 15 National Peace Officers Memorial Day

In 1962 President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726, designating May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and directing flags to be flown at half-staff on government buildings. Since the first recorded police death in 1791, there have been more than 19,000 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

Sheriff Jeff Norlin is announcing that once again the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the annual memorial service for the National Peace Officers Memorial Day. This event will be held in front of the Law Enforcement Center, by the flag pole, on Thursday,
May 15. There will be a short gathering that officers and the public are invited to attend. It will start at 9 a.m. and be officiated by Meeker County Sheriff’s Office Chaplin Jeff Garland. Your presence is welcome and appreciated.