Listen: Yolo County District Attorney Jeff W. Reisig
The week of May 15th is National Police Week, which honors officers who have been killed in the line of duty.
National Police Week has evolved over the years. What began as a Memorial Service attended by 120 survivors and supporters of law enforcement has evolved into a weeks-long event that gives survivors and other supporters an opportunity to come together and honor those law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. Originating in 1962 with President John F. Kennedy signing a proclamation designating May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day, the week-long event held in Washington D.C. hosts thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world. The Memorial Day also offers several events honors those officers who have died and provides support and supportive services to the families and friends.
The Yolo County Retired Peace Officers Association will hold its annual memorial event honoring fallen officers at 12:00 noon on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at the Peace Officers Memorial monument located on the grounds of the old historic courthouse, at 725 Court Street, in Woodland. The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office will hold its annual walk to remember, which will begin at the conclusion of the memorial event. The walk begins at the monument, and winds through the City of Woodland. The route is about one mile in length and ends in Heritage Plaza. The public is welcome to attend both the memorial event and the walk to remember.