The Prince William County Police Department has lost 4 brave heroes and a loyal, faithful police K-9 since its inception in July of 1970. May we never forget and always remember what they stood for.
"National Peace Officers Memorial Day" is observed every May 15 since it was officially recognized in1962 by President John F. Kennedy. This day falls during National Police Week and pays tribute to all law enforcement officers from local, state, and federal agencies and departments who have given their lives in the line of duty. The names of the fallen are added to the wall at The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
in Washington D.C. every spring before the start of police week events. In 2016, 252 names were added to the wall including 123 from line of duty deaths in 2015. These heroes and the over 20,000 others who have been added in years past embodies the true meaning of service and sacrifice.
"Carved on these walls is the story of America, of a continuing quest to preserve both democracy and decency, and to protect a national treasure that we call the American dream."
-President George H.W. Bush
Below are photographs of fallen. To learn more about them, please click on their images or their names.
Pictured: Members of the Honor Guard Unit at the National Law Enforcement Officers in Washington, D.C.