Peace Officers' Memorial Week

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Greensboro May Events

Peace Officers' Memorial Events

May 2 - NC Peace Officers' Memorial Service.

Service will start at 11 am at Calvary Church, 1665 Pleasant Ridge Rd Greensboro, NC 27409.

May 16 - Annual Guilford County Memorial Service

Service will start at 10 am at the Phill G. McDonald Governmental Plaza

May 16 - Annual Police & Citizen's Awards Banquet

Cocktail Reception starts at 5 pm and the Dinner and Program starts at 6 pm. Banquet will be held in the Imperial Ballroom at the Sheraton Greensboro Hotel, 3121 West Gate City Blvd.

Residents, academic institutions,
places of worship, and businesses throughout the city are encouraged to show their support for law enforcement
by going blue ... illuminating blue lights or displaying blue ribbons or balloons on their property May 12-18.

Each year the Greensboro Police Department hosts a series of events to honor our fallen.  All Events are open to the public, including the poignant:  Joint Law Enforcement Memorial Service on May 16 that emphasizes the nobility and sacrifices of the law enforcement profession. 

Background

Law enforcement agencies throughout the country
celebrate May as National Peace Officers' Month to
pay tribute to officers who serve our communities and to remember those who have died in the line of duty.

Former President John F. Kennedy designated May 15 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day and the week in which it falls is National Police Week. In commemoration, the United States flag is to be displayed at half-staff on all government buildings on May 15.

Locally, National Police Week was designed to honor the dedicated men and women of law enforcement who lost their lives in the line of duty. The Greensboro Police Department (GPD) honors its 11 fallen heroes with a
variety of community events to recognize those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and to celebrate the accomplishments of our residents who have gone beyond the call of duty.