In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and 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 special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week pay tribute to the local, State, and Federal law enforcement officers who serve and protect us with courage and dedication. These observances also remind us of the ongoing need to be vigilant against all forms of crime, especially to acts of extreme violence and terrorism.
35 Min AMRAP w/ a Partner
37 Box Jumps
11 Pull-ups Each
12 Clean and Jerks
200 M Run
4 Rope Climbs
In 2016, there have been 35 officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. The workout honors these men and women, who were from 21 different sates, their average age of 37, average 11 years of service on the job and 12 K9 partners have been killed.