Did you know? May 15 is Police Memorial Day. It was designated by Congress and signed into law by President John F. Kennedy in 1962 to commemorate police line of duty deaths. The week in which it falls is known as Police Memorial Week.
There are events scheduled in communities around the country and at the Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington DC. If you are ever in Washington, be sure to visit the memorial. I visited in 2009. On the wall is inscribed the names of fallen law enforcement officers. Sadly more are added on a regular basis.
Here in Auburn Hills we hold our annual awards luncheon. For the last 16 years we’ve held an event during this week to honor members of our department and citizens for their actions. Officers bring their families to enjoy a fine lunch together and recognize the excellent work done by our personnel over the past year.
We also honored our adult crossing guard, Tamara Eddington, who crosses school children at Walton and Dexter every school day, rain or shine. It is an important job and we are lucky to have her as our guard. We count on her to be there every day.
Officer Jeremy Stubbs was honored as the Optimist Officer of the Year by the Auburn Hills Morning Optimist Club. He is our School Resource Officer currently and our Facebook page administrator.
I thought you’d like to see some photos of our ceremony.