In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day. National Police Week, established by a joint resolution of Congress, is set aside to recognize the every-day sacrifices police officers make. This week is National Police Week.
Tonight at 6pm, police officers from across Williamson County and police supporters will gather in honor of those who lost their lives while protecting and serving the Williamson County community.
Six greater Williamson County law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty:
Tonight’s Fraternal Order of Police memorial will honor each of them, as well as the 117 U.S. police officers killed in the line of duty in 2014, and the 42 killed so far this year. The service will begin at 6:00 pm at the Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street; Congressman Marsha Blackburn is the keynote speaker. A foot procession and concluding ceremony will follow at the Police Memorial Monument on the Square with a 21-Gun Salute and Taps. The public is welcome to attend.
Any changes, due to weather, will be announced via Twitter: @FranklinTNPD
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