Police Week begins with outdoor prayer service
Published: May 15, 2007 | 6209th good news item since 2003
With help from Houston’s religious leaders, members of the Houston Police Department bowed their heads in prayer Monday at the start of National Police Week.
“This is a very heartfelt event and very encouraging to have the community of faith coming together with us,” said officer Barry Curtis. “I hope we can spread this unity across the city.”
Today is National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, and this week marks the 45th National Police Week since President John F. Kennedy signed the day of remembrance into law on Oct. 1, 1962.
The law designates the week containing May 15 as one meant to honor fallen police officers and their survivors.