Schedule for 2017

Note: National Peace Officers Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 15 in 2017. Because National Police Week takes place during the calendar week on which May 15 falls, this year's official NPW dates are Monday, May 15, 2017 through Sunday, May 21, 2017. However, several annual events will take place before May 15.


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Annual Blue Mass
The Blue Mass will be held at 12:10 p.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church (10th & G Streets, NW, Washington, DC). For additional information please call 202-347-2713 or visit www.saintpatrickdc.org.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Washington Area Law Enforcement Memorial Service
The DC FOP Lodge #1, FOP Auxiliary, DC MPD and DC-COPS are co-hosting the 38th Annual Washington Area Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service, which starts at 11:30 a.m. at DC MPD Headquarters, 300 Indiana Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. The Honorees this year will be Corporal Harvey Snook III (Arlington County, VA), Officer Ashley Marie Guindon (Prince William County, VA), Corporal Jacai David Colson (Prince George’s County, MD), Senior Deputy Mark Franklin Logsdon (Harford County, MD), and Senior Deputy Patrick Bryan Dailey (Harford County, MD). Our guest speaker will be Chief Thomas Manger, Montgomery County, MD) and our emcee will be Alison Starling from WJLA 7.

The Auxiliary will be hosting a luncheon at the nearby DC FOP Lodge after the service.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Police Unity Tour Arrival Ceremony
Arrival Ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. To learn more about the Police Unity Tour, visit www.policeunitytour.com, call 973-443-0030, or E-mail info@unitytour.com for more information.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

29th Annual Candlelight Vigil
The Candlelight Vigil will be held at 8:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. No tickets are required and everyone is welcome. For additional information please call 202-737-3400. Because of construction for the National Law Enforcement Museum, the vigil will be held at the National Mall between 4th and 7th streets.


FOP DC Lodge #1 Events
The FOP DC Lodge will be hosting the local daily events at 1880 2nd Street SW Washington DC (just a few blocks from the Washington Nationals Stadium) The event starts at 11:00 a.m. for three days and goes until 2 a.m. Vendors will be set up during this time and will be there for all three days. Our bar and food service will also be open along with music and entertainment. Pipe bands will be required to check in with security before starting to play. No pipe bands will be allowed to play on the May 15 at the site.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Annual Emerald Society/Pipe Band Memorial March & Service
This event is sponsored by the National Conference of Law Enforcement Emerald Societies (NCLEES). Assembly will be at New Jersey Ave and F Street NW (near Union Station) at 5:00 p.m.; the march will step off at 6:00 p.m. and proceed to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, where the memorial service will be held. Visit www.nclees.org for more information and registration.


National Police Survivors Conference and C.O.P.S. Kids/Teens
Sponsored by Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel. Family and co-worker survivors have opportunities to receive support to understanding grief, prepare for trial, learn new coping skills, and build connections with others. School aged children of fallen officers spend the day at Quantico taking part in activities specially tailored for their age. Visit www.nationalcops.org or call 573-346-4911 for more information.


Annual Steve Young National Honor Guard Competition and Pipe Band Competition
This event is hosted by the Fraternal Order of Police and takes place at the Grant Statue (west front of the United States Capitol.) During the day you will see honor guard teams and pipe bands all performing for the public as they pay their heart felt tributes to law enforcement and the nation’s surviving families. Time: 8:00 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m.

Contact: Ken Roske
Fraternal Order of Police, National Memorial Committee
711 4th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
e-mail: policeweekhg@aol.com
www.policeweekhonorguard.com


FOP DC Lodge #1 Events
The FOP DC Lodge will be hosting the local daily events at 1880 2nd Street SW Washington DC (just a few blocks from the Washington Nationals Stadium) The event starts at 11:00 a.m. for three days and goes until 2 a.m. Vendors will be set up during this time and will be there for all three days. Our bar and food service will also be open along with music and entertainment. Pipe bands will be required to check in with security before starting to play. No pipe bands will be allowed to play on the May 15 at the site.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

36th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service
Sponsored by the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police and the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary. The Memorial Service will be held on the West Front of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

The Service begins at 11:00 a.m. and is expected to run approximately 2 hours. Contact: Andy Maybo (amaybo@dc-fop.org) or Linda Hennie (lshennie@aol.com). The Wreath Laying Ceremony will be held immediately following the Memorial Service

Please note: Service begins promptly at 11 a.m.


FOP DC Lodge #1 Events
The FOP DC Lodge will be hosting the local daily events at 1880 2nd Street SW Washington DC (just a few blocks from the Washington Nationals Stadium) The event starts at 11:00 a.m. for three days and goes until 2 a.m. Vendors will be set up during this time and will be there for all three days. Our bar and food service will also be open along with music and entertainment. Pipe bands will be required to check in with security before starting to play. No pipe bands will be allowed to play on the May 15 at the site.

The DC Lodge #1 Club is open today, starting at 12 noon. Please join your brothers and sisters for a quiet comfortable space with a light menu (hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, half smokes, french fries, chicken wings and personal pan pizzas) and a full bar.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

National Police Survivors Conference and C.O.P.S. Kids/Teens
Day two of conference will allow surviving family and co-workers more opportunities to learn about coping, grief, and build connections. Kids and Teens of fallen officers spend the day with activities. In the evening, family and co-worker survivors can relax and enjoy the "Picnic on the Patio" at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel. Visit www.nationalcops.org or call 573-346-4911 for more information.


FOP DC Lodge #1 Events
The DC Lodge #1 Club is open today, starting at 12 noon. Please join your brothers and sisters for a quiet comfortable space with a light menu (hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, half smokes, french fries, chicken wings and personal pan pizzas) and a full bar.