In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as "Police Week." Every year since, 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 who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
In keeping with the spirit of National Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial
Day, the Chapel Hill Police Department, in partnership with the Orange County
Sheriff's Office, Orange Correctional Center, Mebane Police Department, UNC
Department of Public Safety, the North Carolina Highway Patrol, Carrboro
Police, Hillsborough Police, and UNC Hospital Police, hosted the 2012 Orange
County Peace Officers Memorial Service.
Honored were those Orange County and North Carolina Officers who have given
their lives in the line of duty. The service was held Thursday, May 24, 2012 at
Chapel Hill Bible Church.