HULL — Chief John Dunn and the Hull Police Department are honoring fallen officers from near and far during National Police Week this week.
National Police Week takes place this year from May 9-15 and is observed across the country as a way to honor local, state and federal law enforcement officers who have died or been disabled in the line of duty.
In honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day on Saturday, May 15, Hull Police will join agencies nationwide in flying its flags at half-staff to honor officers who have given their lives in service to their communities.
“The Hull Police Department is proud to join departments from across Massachusetts and the country in commemorating National Police Week,” Chief Dunn said. “It is important to remember officers who gave their lives in service of their community. We must never forget their sacrifice, and we honor them each and every day by doing the absolute best job we can protecting and serving the residents of Hull.”
Every year, between 25,000-40,000 law enforcement officers from around the world would normally gather in Washington, D.C. to pay their respects during a number of planned events. Though this year’s in-person events are cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a candlelight vigil will be held virtually on Thursday, May 13 at 8 p.m. to memorialize those who sacrificed all for their communities.