This week is National Police week to recognize those law enforcement officers serving in our community, county and state. In 1962, 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.
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. With that in mind, people will see the American flags being flown at half-staff today in memory of those officers who have died in the line of duty.
While there are no specific events being held locally to honor the community’s law enforcement officers, the Jackson Hole Church of Christ has planned a dinner for them in appreciation for the work that law enforcement does here.