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National Police Officers Week

police2.JPGOn Oct. 1, 1962, President John Kennedy proclaimed May 15 of each year as "Peace Officer's Memorial Day."  On May 15, U.S. flags across the nation are lowered to half-staff to honor federal, state, and municipal officers who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty. Eastern's police department placed a black banner on the Police Department sign in front of its building. The banner remained throughout the week. On May 16, 2011, at 7:45 a.m., police officers, students, faculty and staff participated in a brief wreath-laying ceremony in front of the Police Department. Officers also wore black bands over their badges in respect for their fallen comrades.


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