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Posted on: May 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] 2021 Peace Officers Memorial Day Ceremony Cancelled

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May 7, 2021 – Out of an abundance of caution amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Midland Police Department and Midland County Sheriff’s Office have jointly decided to cancel the annual National Peace Officers Memorial Day ceremony traditionally held annually at the Law Enforcement Center on May 15. 

Residents who wish to commemorate this day and National Police Week may participate in a series of virtual events held by the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum May 9 – 15, 2021. One such event, the 33rd annual Candlelight Vigil, will take place virtually on Thursday, May 13 at 8 p.m. 

For additional details on the other planned virtual events, please visit www.nleomf.org/programs-events/national-police-week

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed into law designating May 15 as Peace Officer’s Memorial Day and the week that it falls within as National Police Week.  This week is a time set aside for the nation to show appreciation to those officers currently serving and to honor and remember fallen officers annually.

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