POLICE Magazine

JUN 2019

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52 POLICE JUNE 2019 n In 1962 President John F. Kennedy signed a proc- lamation establishing each May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week of May 15 as National Police Week. It's likely that JFK did not envision what Police Week would become. anks to the establishment of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in 1991, Police Week now draws massive crowds of officers, officer fami- ly members, and police supporters. ey come to Washington, DC, not just to attend the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund annual Can- dlelight Vigil that honors the fallen, but to express their sorrow for lost brothers and sisters, to soothe the grief of the survivors of fallen officers, and often to raise a glass not just in tribute to the fallen but for camaraderie with others who wear the badge. is year POLICE Contributing Web Editor Doug Wyllie was on scene in DC, as was columnist Jon Adler, president of the Federal Law Enforcement Of- ficers Association Foundation. Also, documenting National Police Week was Sgt. Telayna Luttrell of the Williamson County (TN) Sheriff's Office. Last June and again this June, her work graces our cover, and it is the star of this pictorial. Continued on page 54 PHOTOS: SGT. TEL AYNA LUT TRELL Officers and police supporters came to Washington, DC, from all over the nation to honor the fallen and support their survivors. DAVID GRIFFITH POLICE WEEK 2019 Sgt. Bill Timson of the LaVergne (TN) Police Department pays tribute to Officer Kay F. Rogers of the Murfreesboro (TN) Police Department who previously served in LaVergne. Rogers was killed in an on-duty motorcycle accident in 2005. On Monday May 13 rain-soaked roses lie on the seal of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

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