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Virginia Sheriffs' Institute
Supporting Virginia’s Sheriffs & Deputies

The Virginia Sheriffs’ Association is proud to join in commemorating National Police Week, this week May 13-18, 2024. National Policy Week offers honor, remembrance, and peer support while allowing law enforcement, survivors, and citizens to gather and pay homage to those who gave their lives in the line of duty.

This year, the names of 282 officers killed in the line of duty are being added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. These 282 officers include 118 officers who were killed during 2023, plus 164 officers who died in previous years, but whose stories of sacrifice had been lost to history until now.

The names of all 282 fallen officers nationwide were formally dedicated during the 36th Annual Candlelight Vigil held on the National Mall in Washington, DC, at 8:00 pm EDT on May 13, 2024.

Click HERE to find more information on National Police Week.