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U.S. Attorney's Office Honors And Remembers Fallen Law Enforcement Officers During National Police Week

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

LAS VEGAS – In recognition of National Police Week, United States Attorney Jason M. Frierson for the District of Nevada honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice. This year, the week is observed Sunday, May 14, 2023, through Saturday, May 20, 2023.

“We join communities and our law enforcement partners across the nation to honor and remember the federal, tribal, state, and local law enforcement officers who were killed or injured in the line of duty,” said United States Attorney Frierson. “Every day, courageous law enforcement officers put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe. We honor their courage, valor, service, and sacrifice.”

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week is a collaborative effort of many organizations dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of America’s law enforcement community. This year, memorial events ran May 9 - 20.

According to statistics reported by the FBI through the Law Enforcement Officer Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) Program, 118 law enforcement officers were killed in line of duty in 2022. Of these, 60 officers died as a result of felonious acts, and 58 officers died in accidents. LEOKA statistics can be found on FBI’s Crime Data Explorer website.

The names of 556 fallen officers were added this year to the wall at the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial. The names were read on Saturday, May 13, 2023, during the 35th Annual Candlelight Vigil in Washington, D.C. There are currently 23,785 names engraved on the Memorial.

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Updated May 18, 2023

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