NATIONAL POLICE WEEK BEGINS TODAY MAY 15, 2011
El Paso County Sheriff's Office
3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938
Contact: Jesse Tovar /Public Information Officer
Pager: (915) 533-0733 (#5370)
SECTION: El Paso County Sheriff's Office
EVENT: NATIONAL POLICE WEEK MAY 15-21, 2011 MAY 15-21, 2011
LOCATION OF OCCURENCE: U.S.A. / EL PASO, TEXAS
DATE / TIME: MAY 15-21, 2011
RESULT: NATIONAL POLICE WEEK
RELEASE DATE / TIME : 05-15-11 12:30 PM
EL PASO, TEXAS- In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls, as National Police Week. This year the dates are from Sunday, May 15th through Saturday, May 21st to honor those fallen officers & their families as well as those who have served or continue to serve their communities.
The National figure for 2011 alone indicates : 68 men/women and 4 K-9 Officers have lost their lives “IN THE LINE OF DUTY” so far this year.
BELOW: RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING POLICE WEEK SIGNED BY EL PASO COUNTY COMMISIONERS & COUNTY JUDGE VERONICA ESCOBAR
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in March of 2001 was the first Sheriff’s Office in the State of Texas to be Internationally Accredited from CALEA and is now the recipient of the First CALEA Tri-Arc award in Texas (4th in the Nation) to have accreditations in: Law Enforcement, Communications, Training Academy