Each year our nation sadly loses between 140-160 law enforcement officers in the line of duty. To honor our fallen officers, in 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and also the week in which that date falls as Police Week. This year, National Police Week is held May 13th – 19th in Washington, D.C. and honors the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement officers. Each year, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers converge on Washington, DC to participate in several events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. IWS honors and remembers their sacrifice. Heroes live forever.