Today, May 15, National Peace Officers Memorial Day, the Tucson Police Department (TPD) remembers fallen officers through a video tribute and thanks the families for their sacrifice. The officers are gone, but never forgotten.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week of May 15 as National Police Week. This was established by a joint resolution of Congress as a way to honor America's law enforcement community with a special recognition of those law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty during the previous year.
This year many of the in-person memorial events have been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and the Tucson Police Department memorial was no exception. This year, through Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, we honor and remember virtually the eight fallen TPD officers that gave their life serving and protecting this community.