San Mateo County Police Chiefs and Sheriff Fallen Peace Officers Memorial CeremonySAN MATEO COUNTY POLICE CHIEFS & SHERIFF ASSOCIATION MEDIA RELEASE April 30, 2013
In conjunction with National Police Week, each year the San Mateo County Police Chiefs and Sheriff Association conduct the Annual Fallen Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony at the Old Courthouse Museum Square, 777 Hamilton Street, Redwood City, to honor our officers who have fallen in the line of duty.
This year’s ceremony will be conducted tomorrow, Wednesday, May 1st, 2013, at 10:00 am in Courthouse Square. Members of the public are invited to join in the ceremony as our leaders in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice throughout the County gather to commemorate our heroes – those men and women in San Mateo County who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving and protecting our community. A bagpiper and unified Police Honor Guards will begin our tribute of commemoration.
In 1960, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as Peace Officer Memorial Day to commemorate all law enforcement officers who have given their lives in the line of duty. Since that time National Police Week has been designated as a time to honor the men and women of law enforcement.
On behalf of the Chief San Mateo County Police Chiefs and Sheriff’s Association, Chief Susan Manheimer, President of the Association, has the following statement “We hope that all community members, whether able to attend or not, will take a moment to reflect on the importance of the valor and heroism of our Law Enforcement professionals, willing to pay the ultimate price so that we can be safe and secure in our communities. We also thank the San Mateo County 100 Club, a volunteer organization dedicated to supporting our first responders and their families, for their sponsorship.”