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HPD Commemorates Police Week 2014

05/12/2014


The Honolulu Police Department (HPD) would like to invite the public to participate in two events on Monday, May 12, in honor of the HPD officers who have died in the line of duty.

At 10 a.m., Mayor Kirk Caldwell will proclaim May 12 to 17 as Police Week in the City and County of Honolulu. The proclamation signing will be held at the Ala Moana Center's Centerstage.

At 6 p.m., HPD officers, the families of fallen officers, and law enforcement officials will walk along Beretania Street from the Alapai headquarters to the State Capitol, where a memorial service to honor the fallen Honolulu police officers will be held. The candlelight vigil and memorial service will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Rotunda. This touching tribute is the highlight of Police Week.

Since 1903, forty-five HPD officers have been killed in the line of duty. Their names are listed on the HPD's Roll of Honor at: www.honolulupd.org.

Police Week is observed around the nation as a time to honor and remember law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating the week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week.