MAY 15, 2015 - PEACE OFFICER MEMORIAL DAY - Flags at half staff. NATIONAL POLICE WEEK - 5/10/15-5/16/15. There are approximately 900,000 law enforcement officers serving in communities across the United States, including the dedicated members of the Kalama Police Department. About 60,000 assaults against law enforcement officers are reported each year, resulting in 16,000 injuries. Since the first recorded death in 1791, more than 19,000 law enforcement officers in the US have made the ultimate sacrifice and have been killed in the line of duty. These names are engraved on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. In 2014, there were 126 officers killed, including one in Washington State. These names will be added to the Memorial this spring.
The Mayor and City Council have formally designated May 10-16, 2015 as Police Week in Kalama and publicly salute the service of law enforcement officers in our community and communities across the nation.