Washington, D.C. (September 20, 2021) — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person events usually held during National Police Week in May have been postponed to Police Weekend 2021, to be held October 13 – 17, 2021. The purpose is to offer the same honor, remembrance, and peer support as the extended National Police Week, while allowing law enforcement, survivors, and citizens to honor the fallen.
Police Weekend 2021, hosted by the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum, will deliver programs designed to keep current officers safe and healthy, as well as the 33rd Annual Candlelight Vigil, honoring those fallen officers whose names have been recently added to the Memorial. The Vigil will be held live on the National Mall on Thursday, October 14 at 6:00 PM ET.Events throughout the week include the Police Unity Tour Ride-In and Ceremony, Destination Zero Conference and Award announcements highlighting achievements in officer safety and wellness, Stand Watch for the Fallen, a Wreath Laying Ceremony, and the 33rd Annual Candlelight Vigil.
More information and the schedule of events can be found here: https://nleomf.org/memorial/programs/police-weekend-2021/schedule-of-events/
About the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (nleomf.org)
Established in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring the fallen, telling the story of American law enforcement, and making it safer for those who serve. The Memorial Fund maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., which honors the names of all of the 22,611 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history.