Peace Officer Memorial Day & Police Week
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. As has become a tradition in Washtenaw County, a ceremony marking Peace Officer’s Memorial Day will be held at the Washtenaw 100 Club Memorial Park this year on Thursday, May 15th, 2014 at 10:00AM. The park is located on Michigan Avenue at Ballard Street in Ypsilanti.
Police Week is also a time for us to remember and honor Sheriff’s Office personnel who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving our community. The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office created a “Hall of Honor” last year which honors the memory of our four (4) fallen officers, Jerry Russo, Leo Borders, Frank Crampton, and Harold Ewald. Please feel free to visit this simple but beautiful display of Washtenaw County’s finest.
The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has written a resolution proclaiming the week of May 11th, 2014 through May 17th, 2014 as Police and Corrections Officer Week, and May 15th, 2014 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day in Washtenaw County. The resolution honors the dedication, perseverance and bravery our Sheriff’s Office staff exemplifies each and very day.
Further information about the ceremony can be viewed online.