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Local agencies pay tribute to law enforcement officers during National Police Week

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Posted at 10:48 AM, May 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-17 11:07:09-04

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day. The week in which that date falls has been designated as National Police Week. During that week, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world visit Washington, D.C. to participate in the planned events that honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. 

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Police Departments and Sheriff's Offices in the Tampa Bay area have taken to social media to remember their fallen and pay tribute to the brave men and women who protect and serve. 

Here is the full schedule for National Police Week.

Tampa Police Department

St. Petersburg Police Department

St. Petersburg Police Department is hosting their Annual St. Petersburg Police Memorial Service from 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16 at Demens Landing Park. The entrance is located at 1st Avenue Southeast and Bayshore Drive Southeast. The ceremony will feature St. Petersburg Police Department's Honor Guard, a 21-gun salute, taps, a riderless horse and a wreath presentation. Get more information here

Lakeland Police Department

Pasco County Sheriff's Office

Polk County Sheriff's Office

Hernando County Sheriff's Office

Citrus County Sheriff's Office

Clearwater Police Department

Auburndale Police Department

Pinellas Park Police Department

Sarasota Police Department

University of South Florida Police Department