Recognizing National Police Week 2022

Police Week dates back to 1962, when President Kennedy established Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 15th, and the week surrounding the date as National Police Week.

Sixty years later, the observance has grown significantly, as supporters recognize Law Enforcement Officers in cities and towns nationwide. The focal point of Police Week, however, occurs in Washington, D.C., where tens of thousands of visitors honor Officers and pay tribute to the fallen.

National First Responders Day

Above and Beyond: On National First Responder Day and Every Day

A career as a first responder can be a thankless job. This year, the very first National First Responders Day is coming up on Thursday October 28, 2021. This marks a great opportunity to show our first responders that we care. L-Tron would like to share a few positive stories from our team members, as well as some practical ways that we can all show support to the first responders in our communities.

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What is National Police Week?

What is National Police Week? Every year, the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), the Fraternal Order of Police/Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary (FOP/FOPA), and Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) collaborate to organize annual events in support of current law enforcement officers. These ceremonies commemorate the fallen during a week-long observance known as National Police …

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On Vulnerability: Police Week 2019

On Vulnerability: Police Week 2019

On Vulnerability: Police Week 2019 This Police Week 2019 piece is authored by Hank Kula, a retired police sergeant with over 26 years of experience working in law enforcement. Justice comes from furrowed brows. Two reasons police officers frown: hold back emotion; try to do a job perfectly in an imperfect world. We expect and demand …

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Police Officers & Suicide

Mental Health: How Suicide Calls can Affect Officers

False narratives disguised as advice are dangerous.   New York Times comprehensive coverage of suicide after the deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain held one disappointment. In the piece “What to Do When a Loved One Is Severely Depressed,” a mental health expert offers that in some cases, calling 911 may …

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Blue Light

Share your Blue for Trooper Clark

“Big things come in small packages.” Idiom or cliché.  Lesson or quip.  Difficult as it was to grasp as a child, it now makes complete sense. Same for small gestures.  They mean big things.   The Police Benevolent Association of the New York State Troopers is asking New Yorkers to “Go Blue” tomorrow by displaying …

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