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File #: 19-0446    Version: 1
Type: recognition Status: Filed
File created: 5/6/2019 In control: City Council
Agenda date: 5/14/2019 Final action: 5/14/2019
Title: Special Recognition - National Police Week


Special Recognition - National Police Week


Recommended Action

Committee Recommendation:

Not referred to a committee.


City Manager Recommendation:

Recognize the Olympia Police Department Police Officers and National Police Week.




Whether to recognize National Police Week and the City of Olympia Police Officers.


Staff Contact:

Ronnie Roberts, Chief of Police, Olympia Police Department, 360.753.8409



Chandra Brady, Support Administrator, Olympia Police Department


Background and Analysis:

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week.  President Kennedy stated in his proclamation:


“I invite State and local governments, patriotic, civic, and educational organizations, and the people of the United States generally, to observe Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week in this year and each succeeding year with appropriate ceremonies in which all our people may join in commemorating law enforcement officers, past and present, who by their faithful and loyal devotion to their responsibilities have rendered a dedicated service to their communities, and, in so doing, have established for themselves an enviable and enduring reputation for preserving the rights and security of all citizens.”


The Officers of the Olympia Police Department exemplify the law enforcement profession and serve their community each day with compassion, professionalism, and integrity.