National Police Week
Trophy Club, TX (May 11, 2022) – Again this year, communities across the United States will honor and remember those law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as the family members, friends, and fellow officers they left behind by paying special tribute during National Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day.
On April 26, 2022, Mayor Alicia L. Fleury, along with Trophy Club Town Council, presented a proclamation to Chief Arata and the Trophy Club Police Department recognizing the week of May 11 – 17, 2022, as Police Week in Trophy Club, as well as recognizing May 15, 2022, as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day in town.
Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. National Police Week runs congruently with Trophy Club and is celebrated by communities across the United States in various ways.
"Our neighborhoods are safer when there is trust between communities and the police who are protecting them," said Mayor Alicia Fleury. “It’s my privilege to honor our TCPD, who keep this community safe and work diligently to instill trust by upholding the Town’s values in all that they do.”
This year, the names of 619 officers killed in the line of duty (319 fatalities were COVID-19-related) are being added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. These 619 officers include 472 officers killed during 2021, plus 147 officers who died in previous years but whose stories of sacrifice had been lost to history until now.
"Law enforcement officers are never 'off duty.' They are dedicated public servants who are sworn to protect public safety when the peace is threatened,” said Chief Patrick Arata. “They need all of the help and deserve all of the support they can get."
The names of all 619 fallen officers nationwide will be formally dedicated during the 34th Annual Candlelight Vigil to be held on the National Mall in Washington, DC, at 6:00 pm CST on May 13, 2022.
If you would like to honor or celebrate the Trophy Club Police Department this week with a simple note or kind message, we encourage you to do so! It means so much to the officers and team members to know that Trophy Club “backs the blue.”
For more information about National Police Week, please visit [Insert our page] and https://nleomf.org/policeweek