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U.S. Attorney Markenzy Lapointe celebrates the contributions of law enforcement during National Police Week

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

MIAMI — In honor of National Police Week, U.S. Attorney Markenzy Lapointe for the Southern District of Florida recognizes the service and sacrifice of federal, state, local, and Tribal law enforcement. National Police Week is observed Saturday, May 11 through Friday, May 17, 2024.

“Every day, our invaluable law enforcement partners are called upon to protect and serve our south Florida communities.  They do so without hesitation, often under the most challenging of circumstances.  The agents and officers who patrol our streets, respond to our pleas for help, and safeguard our loved ones, work on the front lines to combat our nation’s most pressing public safety challenges. On behalf of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida, I extend my heartfelt gratitude to the men and women in law enforcement for your tireless dedication and service,” stated U.S. Attorney Markenzy Lapointe.  “May you stay safe and may the memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice never be forgotten.”

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.

Today, 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 will be read during a Candlelight Vigil at 8:00 p.m. EDT. To view a livestream of this event, visit

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



Public Affairs Unit

U.S. Attorney’s Office

Southern District of Florida

Updated May 14, 2024

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