Officers prepare for memorial activities

Service in Thomasville Tuesday
May. 06, 2013 @ 04:07 PM

Officers across America are gearing up for the nations’ Peace Officer Memorial Day and Police Week.

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day, as well as the calendar week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays recognition to law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

The Thomasville Police Department will hold a Peace Officers Memorial Service at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Thomasville Church of God, 1200 West Holly Road. The speaker will be Brandi Regan, director of the Dragonfly House and wife of a law enforcement officer. She will be giving her view of being married to an officer.

“It is always interesting to hear what the spouses have to say about their loved ones going out into dangerous situation,” said Detective Brad Saintsing. “They live with the fear that their husbands or wives may not come home from work one day.”

Events also were held in High Point

For more information contact the Thomasville Police Department at  475-4260.

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