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Greensboro May Events

Peace Officers' Memorial Events
May 15

Annual Guilford County Memorial Service

Due to social distancing, the service will be pre-recorded and put online on our social media outlets on May 15.


Annual Police & Citizen's Awards Banquet

Our annual GMA’s Police/Citizens Banquet has also been moved to the fall with a date forthcoming if regulations allow. We hope you will join us then to celebrate officers and community members excellent work and partnership to make Greensboro safe for all people. 

**If you’d like to honor Law Enforcement, please “go blue” with a blue ribbon on a mail box or by wearing a blue ribbon. We appreciate your continued support of the Greensboro Police Department.

Memorial graphic for web square wEach 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 to be aired on May 15 on our social media outlets, 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.