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National Police Week 2022

"The holiday was created on October 1, 1961, when Congress authorized the president to designate May 15 to honor peace officers. John F. Kennedy signed the bill into law on October 1, 1962. The proclamation signed by President Kennedy read:

"87th Congress of the United States of America

H.J.Res. 730October 1, 1962 Public Law 87-726Joint Resolution 76 Stat. 676.

"To authorize the President to proclaim May 15 of each year as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week of each year during which such May 15 occurs as Police Week.


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