Tuesday, May 15, 2012

National Peace Officers Memorial Day

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls, as National Police Week.  This year alone, 36 police officers have died in the line of duty, 17 in the month of January alone. In 2011, 166 police officers went to work for their shift, and never came home.

Gov. Martin O’Malley has ordered U.S. and Maryland state flags be flown at half-staff on today in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

So I rode by the Delmar Police department today and as usual I can't say they had their flag at half-staff.  Of course, it also isn't all the way to the top so maybe just a lazy person made a half hearted attempted at putting the flag at full staff or couldn't decide and settled on 3/4 staff.

And whats with the army trucks and equipment there today?

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