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September 17, 2019
Schedule for Police Week
Schedule of Events 

Monday, May 6, 2019

Washington Area Law Enforcement Memorial Service
The DC FOP Lodge #1, FOP Auxiliary, DC MPD and DC-COPS are co-hosting their annual Washington Area Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service, which starts at 11:30 a.m. at DC MPD Headquarters, 300 Indiana Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.

The Auxiliary will be hosting a luncheon at the nearby DC FOP Lodge after the service, catered by Mission BBQ.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Annual Blue Mass
The Blue Mass will be held at 12:10 p.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church (10th & G Streets, NW, Washington, DC). For additional information please call 202-347-2713 or visit www.saintpatrickdc.org. At the Annual Blue Mass, first responders gather to remember the contributions of those who have served in law enforcement and public safety agencies and to ask for continued protection for them in the future. Representatives of Federal and local law enforcement and public safety agencies from the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area and around the country attend.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

National Police Week 5K
The National Police Week 5K, hosted by the Officer Down Memorial Page, is held at the beginning of National Police Week each year in Washington D.C. Thousands of runners and walkers, young and old, come together in our Nation's Capitol - and are joined by Virtual Runners around the world - to honor the memory of fallen law enforcement officers who have given their lives in the line of duty. Join us as we Run to Remember the Fallen. Race begins at 9 a.m. Visit www.nationalpoliceweek5k.com for more information and registration.

 

NLEOMF Cadet Ceremony
The event begins at 11:00 a.m. at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, 400 E. Street NW, Washington DC.

 

Annual Police K-9 Memorial Service
The annual Police K-9 Memorial Service. The memorial service will include a wreath-laying ceremony to honor the memory of fallen police K-9s who have given their lives in the line of duty. Please join us as we remember the contributions and sacrifices of our fallen K-9s Heroes. The ceremony will begin at 1 pm and will be held at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, 450 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20001.

 

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Law Enforcement United (LEU) Bike Ride
At 1:00 p.m., the LEU riders will arrive at Ft. Hunt Park, 8999 Fort Hunt Rd. Alexandria VA

 

Police Unity Tour Arrival Ceremony
Arrival Ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. To learn more about the Police Unity Tour, visit www.policeunitytour.com, call 973-443-0030, or E-mail info@unitytour.com for more information.

 

Monday, May 13, 2019

FOP DC Lodge #1 Events

The FOP DC Lodge will be hosting the local daily events on Lot 8 at RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capital Street S.E. Washington D.C. 20003. The event starts at 11:00 a.m. and goes until 2 a.m. Vendors will be set up during this time and will be there for all three days. Our bar and food service will also be open along with music and entertainment. Pipe bands will be required to check in with security before starting to play. No pipe bands will be allowed to play on May 15 at the site.
 

31st Annual Candlelight Vigil
The Candlelight Vigil will be held at 8:00 p.m. at the National Mall between 4th and 7th streets. The event is sponsored by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. No tickets are required and everyone is welcome. For additional information please call 202-737-3400.

 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

National Honor Guard Exhibition - Tribute and Pipe Band Competition
This event is hosted by the Fraternal Order of Police and takes place at the west front of the United States Capito just off of 3rd ave. l.) During the day you will see honor guard teams and pipe bands all performing for the public as they pay their heartfelt tributes to law enforcement and the nation’s surviving families. Time: 8:00 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m.

Contact: Ken Roske
Fraternal Order of Police, National Memorial Committee
711 4th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
e-mail: policeweekhg@aol.com
www.policeweekhonorguard.com

National Police Survivors Conference and C.O.P.S. Kids/Teens
Sponsored by Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel. Family and co-worker survivors have opportunities to receive support to understanding grief, prepare for trial, learn new coping skills, and build connections with others. School-aged children of fallen officers spend the day off-site at local and federal law enforcement academies taking part in activities specially tailored for their ages. Visitwww.nationalcops.org or call 573-346-4911 for more information.

 

FOP DC Lodge #1 Events

The FOP DC Lodge will be hosting the local daily events on Lot 8 at RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capital Street S.E. Washington D.C. 20003. The event starts at 11:00 a.m. and goes until 2 a.m. Vendors will be set up during this time and will be there for all three days. Our bar and food service will also be open along with music and entertainment. Pipe bands will be required to check in with security before starting to play. No pipe bands will be allowed to play on May 15 at the site.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

38th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service
Sponsored by the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police and the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary. The Memorial Service will be held on the West Front of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

The Service begins at 11:00 a.m. and is expected to run approximately 2 hours. Contact: Lou Cannon (lcannon@dc-fop.org) or Linda Hennie (lshennie@aol.com). The Wreath Laying Ceremony will be held immediately following the Memorial Service. Media inquiries: media.policememorialservice@gmail.com.

Honor Guard and Color Guard Teams participating in the Memorial Service should report to First Street and Maryland Avenue SW to meet the USCP Honor Guard Commander. Plan to be in position from 0830 hrs to 1500 hrs when the service concludes. As a reminder, all honor guard rifles must be inert.

Please note: Service begins promptly at 11 a.m.

 

FOP DC Lodge #1 Events
The FOP DC Lodge will be hosting the local daily events on Lot 8 at RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capital Street S.E. Washington D.C. 20003. The event starts at 11:00 a.m. and goes until 2 a.m. Vendors will be set up during this time and will be there for all three days. Our bar and food service will also be open along with music and entertainment. Pipe bands will be required to check in with security before starting to play. No pipe bands will be allowed to play on May 15 at the site.

 

Thursday, May 16, 2019

National Police Survivors Conference and C.O.P.S. Kids/Teens
Day two of conference will allow surviving family and co-workers more opportunities to learn about coping, grief, and build connections. Kids and Teens of fallen officers spend the day with activities. In the evening, family and co-worker survivors can relax and enjoy the "Picnic on the Patio" at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel. Visit www.nationalcops.org or call 573-346-4911 for more information.


 



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Overview of the Pipe Band Event

Teams will provide a performance to honor those being remembered during National Police Week at our nations capitol. They will provide a good natured competition between public service pipe bands to increase camaraderie and encourage pipe bands to perform quality and appropriate music while honoring fallen law enforcement officers. These performances are a tribute to the fallen peace officers, their families and to those law enforcement officers across our nation that will stand vigilant in protecting our communities tonight and every night.

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