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BPD joins nation in honoring fallen officers

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The Birmingham Police Department will honor fallen Birmingham Police Officers who died in the line of duty with a peace officers memorial service on short 20th Street in front of City Hall.  The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 13th at 9 AM.  The public is welcome to attend.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day,  and that week as National Police Week.  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.  National Police Week has grown into a series of events, to honor the thousands of survivors and law enforcement officers.
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