Police Week Events; Newsham Sworn In (photos)

Daughter Cheryl and wife Catherine remembering officer Darrin Reed of Show Low, Arizona, shot in a Nov. 8 confrontation.
Photo by Jeff Malet.
Daughter Cheryl and wife Catherine remembering officer Darrin Reed of Show Low, Arizona, shot in a Nov. 8 confrontation.

Each year in mid-May, tens of thousands of law-enforcement officers from around the world assemble in Washington, D.C., to pay special recognition to those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 National Peace Officers Memorial Day. The calendar week in which May 15 falls is National Police Week.

Law-enforcement fatalities nationwide rose to their highest level in five years in 2016, with 135 officers killed in the line of duty, including five from the D.C. metropolitan area, according to preliminary data compiled by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial at Judiciary Square in the District honors 20,267 U.S. law-enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. It will also be the site of the National Law Enforcement Museum, now under construction.

On May 12, during National Police Week, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser swore in Metropolitan Police Department Chief Peter Newsham.

View Jeff Malet's photos from the Law Enforcement Memorial Service (May 8), the swearing-in ceremony for MPD Chief Peter Newsham (May 12), the Candlelight Vigil (May 13), the Emerald Society/Pipe Band Memorial March and Service (May 14) and the Steve Young National Honor Guard Competition and Pipe Band Competition (May 14) by clicking on the photo icons below.

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