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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Police cars on the Mall

Police cars at the National Mall last week/Patricia Leslie

A line of classic police cars was on display at the National Mall last week, transported from around the U.S. for the annual convention of National Police Week, held every year in Washington.

From the New York Police Department/Patricia Leslie

In 1962 President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the following week as Police Week, according to the Police Week website.

From Trumbull, CT/Patricia Leslie

Between 25,000 and 40,000 from the U.S. and around the world were expected to attend all or part of the convention which included the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service and candlelight vigil to honor officers who have given their lives in service. Last year 40 officers died while in service, according to preliminary estimates, an increase of 18 percent from 2011.  California had the most number of law enforcement deaths (7), followed by Arkansas (4).
From Peekskill, NY/Patricia Leslie
From the Wyoming Highway Patrol/Patricia Leslie
On the rear window of the Wyoming Highway Patrol car: In Memory of Trooper Peter Visser End of Watch 10-12-81 and Heroes Live Forever nearby/Patricia Leslie
Another car from the NYPD/Patricia Leslie
Inside the NYPD car/Patricia Leslie

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