In an industry that depends heavily on safety and regulation, we are deeply appreciative of the law enforcement individuals who support our endeavors and help us minimize risk to both our workers and bystanders. Construction sites are vulnerable to crime and natural disasters, and our local police are immensely helpful in protecting our workers and responding to incidents.
That is why, during National Police Week 2022, we honor the law enforcement individuals who have lost their lives in the line of duty. In the construction industry, we understand and empathize with the risks of a dangerous profession. Together, we strive to reduce the number of lives lost and continue to keep our society safe and functional.
For the week of May 11-17, 2022, though, we are dedicating time and awareness to the sacrifices made by our police.
How National Police Week Began
This commemorative week originated as the Peace Officer Memorial Day, which President John F. Kennedy declared to be May 15, 1962. Since then, this day has evolved into a week of memorials for law enforcement officers who have sacrificed their lives for their profession.
Events usually include a vigil to remember and honor these fallen individuals, as well as seminars to raise awareness about the profession’s risk. In Washington, DC, these activities are part of the National Peace Officers Memorial Service, sponsored by the Grand Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund sponsors the Candlelight Vigil, while Concerns of Police Survivors produces the seminars.
What’s Happening in National Police Week 2022
We are based in New York City, and as part of a national industry with many colleagues in Washington, D.C., and beyond, we honor all law enforcement individuals who strive to protect their communities. We remember those who have sacrificed their lives for their duties. And most importantly, we raise awareness about the risks of this profession and seek ways to keep our respective industries safe and thriving.