2017 Police Week Events

Each year, law enforcement agencies throughout the United States participate in National Police Week.  As a tribute to fallen officers and their families, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day.  The week in which May 15th falls is known as Police Week.  This year, National Police Week will occur May 15th – 21st, with two special events held locally.

On Monday, May 15th, the La Crosse Police Department will host our 18th Annual Awards/Recognition Ceremony.  The ceremony will take place at 7:00PM at the Community Policing Station at 713 St. James Street in La Crosse, WI.  The purpose of the Awards/Recognition Program is to, “properly recognize, through tangible and public recognition, acts of heroism, outstanding service, or exemplary performances by the officers of the La Crosse Police Department, as well as contributions by involved citizens”. We will be recognizing fourteen individuals – civilians and law enforcement personnel – who have made our community a better and safer place to live.

This same evening, we will also be recognizing K-9 Brutus who retired in March after over seven years of dedicated service to the La Crosse Police Department.

Additionally, on Monday, May 15th at 12:00PM, the Campbell Police Department will host the Police Memorial Day Ceremony at Shenanigans at 2100 Dawson Avenue on French Island.

All members of the community are invited and encouraged to attend these special events!

To learn more about National Police Week, visit http://www.policeweek.org.

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