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U.S. Attorney Jason M. Frierson Recognizes National Police Week

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nevada

LAS VEGAS – In honor of National Police Week, U.S. Attorney Jason M. Frierson joins U.S. Attorneys’ Offices across the country to recognize the service and sacrifice of federal, state, local, and Tribal law enforcement. The week will be observed Saturday, May 11 through Friday, May 17, 2024.

“As our country recognizes National Police Week, the Justice Department joins families and communities in remembering the members of the law enforcement community who made the ultimate sacrifice protecting the public,” said Attorney General Merrick Garland. “Policing is difficult and dangerous, yet time and time again, law enforcement officers answer the call, showing up for their communities when they are needed the most.  Their devotion to duty is matched only by that of their loved ones who make daily sacrifices to support them.  The Justice Department is committed to doing everything in our power to help provide our law enforcement partners with the resources they need to carry out their noble work on behalf of the public.”

“During National Police Week, we honor the service and sacrifice of the brave men and women on the frontlines of public safety,” said United States Attorney Jason M. Frierson for the District of Nevada. “We express gratitude to our state, local, federal, and Tribal law enforcement partners for their courage and dedication to the safety and protection of our communities.”

In 1962, President Kennedy issued the first proclamation for Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police Week to remember and honor law enforcement officers for their service and sacrifices. Peace Officers Memorial Day, which every year falls on May 15, specifically honors law enforcement officers killed or disabled in the line of duty.  

Each year, during National Police Week, our nation celebrates the contributions of law enforcement from around the country, recognizing their hard work, dedication, loyalty and commitment to keeping our communities safe.

Earlier this month, U.S. Attorney Frierson paid tribute to those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. He attended the 27th Annual Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Carson City, the 37th Annual James D. Hoff Peace Officer Memorial in Reno, and the 2024 FBI Memorial Ceremony in Las Vegas.

On Monday, May 13, the names of more than 280 officers killed in the line of duty in 2024 who have been added to the wall at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial were read during a Candlelight Vigil. To view a recording of the livestream of this event, visit

To learn more about National Police Week and the virtual candlelight vigil, please visit

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Updated May 15, 2024

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