COLUMBUS — Colorado County will conduct its annual law enforcement memorial ceremony next Wednesday afternoon, May 15, at 5:30 p.m. on the lawn of the Colorado County Courthouse in Columbus.
The ceremony will be conducted in memory of the fallen and in honor of the peace officers and law enforcement of Colorado County. Citizens are invited to attend the ceremony on the west side of the Colorado County Courthouse on Wednesday, May 15, at 5:30 p.m. to honor and show our appreciation and support for the Peace Officers and Law Enforcement Officials of Colorado County.
The ceremony will include participants from the Colorado County Sheriff’s Office, the Columbus Police Department, Weimar Police Department, Eagle Lake Police Department, and Colorado County EMS as well as local precinct constables.
Potential attendees are reminded that, although the ceremony in previous years started closer to 7 p.m., this year it will start at 5:30 p.m.
President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week in 1962. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
The Memorial Service began in 1982 as a gathering in Senate Park in Washington, D.C. of approximately 120 survivors and supporters of law enforcement. Decades later, the event, more commonly known as National Police Week, has grown to a series of events which attracts thousands of survivors and law enforcement officers to our Nation’s Capital each year.