Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 15, 2021

May 15 - Peace Officers Memorial Day

What Is Peace Officers Memorial Day?

Peace Officers Memorial Day pays tribute to all those local, state, and federal peace officers who have died, or who have been disabled, in the line of duty.

When Is Peace Officers Memorial Day?

Peace Officers Memorial Day is observed on May 15th every year.

History Of Peace Officers Memorial Day

In honor of the peace officers who have lost something due to their dedication to protecting the citizens of their country, Peace Officers Memorial Day was established. The holiday was created on October 1, 1961, when Congress authorized the president to designate May 15 to honor peace officers. John F. Kennedy signed the bill into law on October 1, 1962. It has been celebrated all over the US ever since.

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