To honor those who have fallen in the line of duty during National Police Week, Sheriff Mike Brown and his wife, Janet, attended the memorial held by the National Sheriffs Association, (NSA) at their headquarters in Alexandria.
The names of 35 sheriff’s deputies and 14 sheriff’s K-9s who were killed in the line of duty, were remembered and honored for their sacrifice.
Sheriff Brown sits on the Executive Board of the NSA, which represents over 3000 sheriff’s across the country.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, D.C. to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.