Melbourne Police Honor Guard Attend 41st Annual National Peace Officer’s Memorial at the U.S. Capitol.
By Space Coast Daily // May 17, 2022
Melbourne police honored Officer Joseph Pellicano
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Members of the Melbourne Police Department Honor Guard attended the 41st Annual National Peace Officer’s Memorial Service at the United States Capitol.
The Melbourne Police Department was there to honor Officer Joseph Pellicano and Palm Bay Police Department’s Sergeant Tobar, along with all the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation that 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 that honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
The Memorial Service began in 1982 as a gathering in Senate Park of approximately 120 survivors and supporters of law enforcement.
Decades later, the event, more commonly known as National Police Week, has grown to a series of events that attracts thousands of survivors and law enforcement officers to our nation’s capital each year.
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