It’s May 13 and we’re right in the middle of National Police Week, a week-long, nation-wide event honoring police officers who are currently serving and those who have fallen in the line of duty. The official gathering takes place in Washington, D.C., and officers will converge to participate.
According to the FOP Foundation, one law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty in the U.S. every 53 hours. These men and women are honored during the National Memorial Peace Officer’s Service.
A Thank You to Police Officers
From everyone at FrontPoint, we’d like to give a personal thank you to all police officers around the world for their service. Your job is often a thankless one, but you continue to do your duty and protect us.
A Powerful Duo
We’re especially thankful because the home alarm industry would not function without law enforcement officers.
There’s no doubt that having a home security system is a great proactive measure to protect your home – the police highly recommend owning one. But when circumstances become dire – like when a burglar chooses to ignore the alarm system – there needs to be someone who is ready to react and respond. That’s where the police come in, putting their well-being on the line to serve and protect.
There’s simply no better combination to protect your home. Burglars don’t stand a chance when facing a quality home alarm system and fast-acting police unit.
Celebrate Police Week
You can celebrate National Police Week even if you’re not a police officer. Police departments across the country – not just in Washington, DC – will be celebrating and usually open up the events to the public. Here are some ways you can partake in the celebration:
- Contact your local police department to see if they’re hosting any events to celebrate National Police Week, and to see if it’s open to the public.
- Attend a candlelight vigil to honor officers that have fallen.
- If you’re near the Washington, DC area, attend scheduled events that you can find here.
- Visit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC.
- Leave a tribute for a fallen officer.
- Thank a police officer.
From FrontPoint to police officers around the world: Thank you again for protecting and serving us, and everything else you do.