GREENSBORO, N.C. -- 550 police officers have died in the line of duty in North Carolina.
This week marks National Police Week to remember those who’ve died serving their communities until the very end.
The Greensboro Police Department is asking those in the community to put out something blue in remembrance of fallen officers.
“We would be absolutely honored if you would show your respect for these officers and the officers who serve you today by displaying a blue light, blue ribbons, or blue balloons on your home or business the week of May 14-20,” said Greensboro Police Chief Wayne Scott.
In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day which falls on National Police Week.
There are a number of events taking place in the community to honor our police officers.
LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL SERVICES
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10 – 10:30 a.m. - Phill G. McDonald Governmental Plaza 210 S. Eugene Street Greensboro, NC
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 6:00 p.m. - HPPD Memorial Service at St. Stephen AME Zion Church located at 1012 Leonard Avenue in High Point
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:00 a.m. - NC Highway Patrol Ceremony at the SBI Auditorium located at 3318 Garner Road in Raleigh.
Wednesday, May 17 9:00 a.m. - Run to Remember, 5K Run and Fitness for Our Fallen (PD back parking lot) in High Point
Tuesday, May 16 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Coffee with a Cop event at the McDonald's located at 780 North Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive in Winston-Salem
Friday, May 26 all day – Golf Tournament at Oak Hollow Golf Course located at 3400 North Centennial Street
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