Celebrating Police Week

In October 1962, President John F. Kennedy designated May 15 of each year as Peace Officers Memorial Day to honor the federal, state and municipal officers who died or are disabled in the line of duty. He also designated the week in which Peace Officers Memorial Day falls as Police Week.

During the week at Ramstein, several events will be held to honor Police Week:

» At 7:30 a.m. Monday there will be a Prayer Breakfast at the Ramstein Officers’ Club and you must purchase tickets prior to the event.

» At 9 a.m. Tuesday there will be a relay competition held on Pulaski Barracks. If you have a team and would like to participate, sign up as soon as possible.

» At 4:30 p.m. May 13 there will be a Retreat and Final Guardmount where security forces members who have given their lives in the ultimate sacrifice will be honored at the base flag pole on Ramstein.

» At noon May 14 there will be a demo and expo at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center.

If you are interested in participating or attending any of these events, call Master Sgt. Dana Council at 478-2055 or 06371-47-2055.