Supporting National Police Week

20-May-2015

Community Support

In support of National Police Week, which runs from Sunday, May 10, 2015 to Saturday, May 16, 2015, John Ireland, Leslie Dunkin, Kelly Johnson, and his Staff were pleased to provide a generous donation to the Moore Police Department.

Kelly, with the Moore Custom Monuments, donated the beautiful Memorial Monument for the event and Leslie made a monetary contribution to the Moore Police Department both on behalf of John Ireland through his community support programs.

On October 1, 1961, Congress asked President John F. Kennedy to designate May 15 as a day to honor peace officers throughout the United States. President Kennedy signed that bill into law on October 1, 1962 proclaiming that May 15th would be the Peace Officers Memorial Day and that the week in which the 15th fell would be celebrated as National Police Week.

This day is set aside in order to pay tribute to our local, State, and Federal peace officers who have died in the line of duty and their families. The event is sponsored by the National Fraternal Order of Police and is implemented by the National FOP Memorial Committee. The Moore Police Department promoted several activities during the week to help build awareness of this auspicious occasion throughout the community. Please take a moment to thank a our Police Officers and their families for their service and sacrifices throughout the year especially during National Police Week.