The Dublin Police Department will host the annual Police Memorial Service on Friday, May 13 at 11 a.m. at the Dublin Justice Center, 6565 Commerce Parkway. The event will recognize officers from local law enforcement agencies who were killed in the line of duty.
The guest speaker for the event is Chaplain Leo Connolly of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department. Chaplain Connolly has ministered to families and colleagues of law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty, and he will be speaking from a chaplain’s perspective.
In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside the Justice Center.
Dublin’s event is part of National Police Week, which is Sunday, May 15, 2016 through Saturday, May 21, 2016. Because May 15, 2016 falls on a Sunday, many events across the country are taking place before the official dates of police week.
2016 marks 25 years of honoring heroes through a national designation. In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. More information is available on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund website.