Police Chief John Dunn and the Hull Police Department are honoring fallen officers from near and far during National Police Week this week, from May 9-15.
National Police Week is observed across the country as a way to honor local, state, and federal law enforcement officers who have died or been disabled in the line of duty.
In honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day on Saturday, May 15, the Hull Police Department will join agencies nationwide in flying its flags at half-staff to honor officers who have given their lives in service to their communities.
“The Hull Police Department is proud to join departments from across Massachusetts and the country in commemorating National Police Week,” Dunn said. “It is important to remember officers who gave their lives in service of their community. We must never forget their sacrifice, and we honor them each and every day by doing the absolute best job we can protecting and serving the residents of Hull.”
Every year, between 25,000 and 40,000 law enforcement officers from around the world would normally gather in Washington, D.C., to pay their respects during a number of planned events. Although this year’s in-person events are cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a candlelight vigil will be held virtually on Thursday, May 13 at 8 p.m. to memorialize those who sacrificed all for their communities.
A total of 362 officers were killed in the line of duty in 2020, and 119 have been killed so far in 2021.