National Police Week!
The Quarryville Police Department would like reaffirm our unwavering support to all of our brothers and sisters in blue this week and thank you for the hard work and many sacrifices you make each and every time you put on the uniform.
In 1961, Congress asked President John F. Kennedy to designate May 15th to honor peace officers contributions to communities all across the nation. President Kennedy declared Peace Officers Memorial Day to be observed on May 15th. This year, National Police week is being recognized from May 11th through May 17th.
In 1994, Bill Clinton made an amendment that directed the United States flag to be flown at half-staff on May 15th in honor of those Peace Officers that made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
If you would like to show your support for your local police department, please consider one or all of the following ways:
Wearing something blue each day this week.
Posting a positive story about a law enforcement officer you know on your social media.
Post a thank you note to their social media page or your local police department's social media page.
Turn your social media page “blue” with positive and/or supportive image(s) such as a “blue line flag”.
Turn on a blue light in support of law enforcement.
If you see an officer while you are out, just say thank you.