In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation that designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which that date falls as Police Week. Law Enforcement Officers and members of the public from around the world converge nationwide to participate in planned events honoring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Law Enforcement memorials erected across the United States honor the fallen including the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. The national memorial dedicated on Oct. 15, 1991, features two curving, 304-foot-long blue-gray marble walls on which are carved the names of more than 21,000 officers killed in the line of duty. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is unique, as it is a living wall with names of fallen officers added each spring during National Police Week.
This week is a time to honor our fallen brothers and sisters. For the United States Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations, honoring them means keeping our fallen officers’ memories alive by speaking their names, telling their stories, remembering their families and living our lives both personally and professionally in a manner that reflects the highest standards of integrity and professionalism.
- Jason Crisp, end of watch March 12, 2014
- K-9 Maros, end of watch March 12, 2014
- Christopher Upton, end of watch March 5, 2010
- Kristine Fairbanks, end of watch September 20, 2008
- Michael Staples, end of watch September 4, 2002
- Stephen Bowman, end of watch June 27, 1998
- Brent Jacobson, end of watch January 12, 1989
- Harmon Schwoob, end of watch September 20, 1941
- Rudolph Mellenthin, end of watch August 23, 1918