GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Law enforcement agencies will stand together this week to remember fallen heroes in the line of duty.
On Tuesday, Guilford County will honor police officers who gave their lives protecting and serving their community at a ceremony at Governmental Plaza.
The ceremony starts at 10:00 a.m. and will feature a multi-agency honor guard, wreath laying ceremony, and 21 gun salute. It's free and open to the public.
Ken Miller, Greensboro Police Chief stated in a news release, "Police across the nation share a special bond – when one department loses an officer, every department shares in the loss. It's only fitting that our local agencies gather together to pay our respect."
The ceremony is all part of National Peace Officers Week. In 1962 President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day.
There are many ceremonies taking place across the state to honor fallen police officers.
High Point Police Department
- Police Memorial Service on Tuesday, May 13 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Stephen AME Zion Church located at 1012 Leonard Ave
- Run to Remember Memorial Run & 5K on Wednesday, May 14 at 10:00 a.m. at Morehead Recreation Center
- Ringing of the Memorial Bell & Reading Fallen Officers' Names at the Officer Memorial Monument at the High Point Police Department on Thursday, May 15 at 12:00 p.m.
Thomasville Police Department
- Peace Officers Memorial on Thursday, May 15 at 6:00 p.m. at Thomasville Church of God located at 1200 West Holly Hill Road in Thomasville.