In honor of our fallen law enforcement brothers and sisters, today we remember and pay respect to them. If you have a relative or friend that is a fallen officer, please name them below so that we may remember their service.
History of National Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week:
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
The Memorial Service began in 1982 as a gathering in Senate Park of approximately 120 survivors and supporters of law enforcement. Decades later, the event, more commonly known as National Police Week, has grown to a series of events which attracts thousands of survivors and law enforcement officers to our Nation’s Capital each year.
The National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service, which is sponsored by the Grand Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, is one in a series of events which includes the Candlelight Vigil, which is sponsored by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) and seminars sponsored by Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.)
National Police Week draws in between 25,000 to 40,000 attendees. The attendees come from departments throughout the United States as well as from agencies throughout the world. This provides a unique opportunity to meet others who work in law enforcement. In that spirit, the Fraternal Order of Police DC Lodge #1 sponsors receptions each afternoon and evening during Police Week. These events are open to all law enforcement personnel and are an experience unlike any other. – National Police Week Website
Sharing from National Night Out-Crawford County:
Thank you for reaching out, and for wanting to share the McGruff Safe Kit with others in your community! Specifically, our product is designed for individual households. However, we like your idea, and would like to be able to offer our kits to larger groups as well! We have forwarded your request on to our service team, and someone will be contacting you soon to discuss more options.
In the meantime, you are more than welcome to share our website and product with the families at your event, to help them receive their own McGruff Safe Kits. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to let us know.
We have had several citizens contact us about actions to be taken by residents if their homes are impacted by floods or other severe weather events. Click the link below to learn more about the recovery process. Again, our website is meant to be a source of information. Please be safe out there during this period of severe weather!http://www.adem.arkansas.gov/aem/recovery/recovery-process/
Governor Asa Hutchinson has declared a State of Emergency for Arkansas in response to the severe storms and flooding throughout the state.
Arkansas Department of Emergency Management officials are receiving all of the requests from the counties and are responding on order of the Governor.
“Our prayers go out to the families who lost loved ones in the heavy rain and storms last night. I also thank our first responders who have worked tirelessly to provide assistance,” Governor Hutchinson said. “This afternoon I declared a State of Emergency for Arkansas to ensure that we have in place available resources to assist counties affected by last night’s storms. ADEM continues to coordinate with counties on damage assessments.”
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
AUGUST 1, 2017 5 TO 8 P.M.
FREE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
2001 POINTER TR E.PARKING LOT
(WHILE SUPPLIES LAST)
*VAN BUREN AND ALMA POLICE
*MULBERRY, CEDARVILLE, DYER, KIBLER PD
*VAN BUREN FIRE DEPT/SMOKE HOUSE
*CRAWFORD SHERIFF DEPT
*VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS
*CITY OF CEDARVILLE/DYER FD
*CRAWFORD COUNTY SEARCH & RESCUE
*STATE POLICE TROOP H
*FBI CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY
*501ST LEGION, (STORM TROOPERS)
*CRAWFORD CO. MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS
*AR HIGHWAY POLICE
*TRUE REFUGE ORGANIZATION
*ALMOST HOME DOG SHELTER
*AIR EVAC HELICOPTER
*AR SHERIFF’S YOUTH RANCHES
*FORT CHAFFEE MILITARY POLICE
*US MARSHALS AND DEA
*VAN BUREN & ALMA BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS
*AR GAME AND FISH, AR FORESTRY
*DHS, CC LIBRARY, KIDDIE KOLLEGE
*VB HOUSING AUTHORITY, C.A.S.A
*CAR SEAT SAFETY-FORT SMITH
*PARENTS OF UAFS ORGANIZATION
*UNITED WAY, GIRL SCOUTS TROOP 4141
*MORGAN NICK FOUNDATION*MUCH MORE!!!!
*BOUNCE AROUND*GAMES*FACE PAINTING*HAND OUTS (COLORBOOKS, STICKERS, CANDY, ETC).
WHAT IS NATIONAL NIGHT OUT?
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Together, we are making that happen. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Additionally, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. Neighborhoods across the nation host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel and exhibits.https://natw.org/about
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Please take a moment and remember Fort Smith Police Officer Daniel Martinez JR who was murdered in the line of duty on March 23, 2007. Officer Martinez answered his final call that Friday night by helping a mother retrieve her son at her ex-boyfriend’s home. The ex-boyfriend was arrested earlier in the day after a domestic disturbance. The brother of the man arrested answered the door and greeted the mother and Officer Martinez. He closed the door as if he was going to bring the child to the door but returned with a 9mm handgun and shot Officer Martinez in the head. The coward murderer fled the scene and took his own life when law enforcement approached him near Sprio, OK. Officer Martinez previously served with Poteau, Panama, Shady Point, and Wister Police Departments located in Oklahoma. He began his service to the citizens of Fort Smith on July 3, 2006. Officer Martinez is survived by his wife and five children. Rest in Peace Brother.
FOP Lodge 39 post.