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HPD commemorating Police Week Monday

The Honolulu Police Department (HPD) will commemorate National Police Week 2013 with events scheduled throughout next week beginning on Monday, May 13. This year's theme is "Service, Honor, Remember."

The Honolulu Police Department (HPD) would like to invite the public to participate in two events on Monday, May 13, in honor of the officers who have died in the line of duty.

At 12:30 p.m., Mayor Kirk Caldwell will proclaim May 12-18 as Police Week in the City and County of Honolulu. The proclamation signing will be held at Tamarind Park.

At 6 p.m., HPD officers and families of fallen officers will walk from Alapai headquarters and proceed 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.

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 15th falls on as National Police Week.