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Peace Officer’s Memorial & National Correctional Officers and Employees Week

National Correctional Officers & Employees Week {May 7th - 13th, 2017} Police Week {May 14th - 20th, 2017}

Police Corrections WeekOn May 5, 1984, then-President Ronald Reagan issued Proclamation 5187-National Correctional Officers’ Week, in which he called “upon officials of State and local governments and the people of the United States to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies and activities,” to recognize “the contributions of correctional officers to our Nation.” This year, May 7th – 13th, 2017 was dedicated to the highly devoted correctional personnel who do more than “guard” offenders; they treat, counsel, train, teach and rebuild lives. They give hope.

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 was held at the Washtenaw 100 Club Memorial Park Thursday, May 18th, 2017 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” which honors the memory of our four (4) fallen officers, Jerry Russo, Leo Borders, Frank Crampton, and Harold Ewald. 

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has written a resolution proclaiming the week of May 14th, 2017 through May 20th, 2017 as Police and Corrections Officer Week. The resolution honors the dedication, perseverance and bravery our Sheriff’s Office staff exemplifies each and very day. 


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