Each year, during the week of May 15th, the Dallas Police Department holds its Memorial Service honoring the men and women who have given their lives or been critically injured in the line of duty.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726 proclaiming May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day, and calendar week that includes May 15th as National Police Week.
Police Week is a time for police officers to reflect on those killed or disabled in the line of duty, honor and support surviving family members, and remember their commitment to serving the community.
The Dallas Police Memorial Service starts with a march from the Dallas Convention Center to the Dallas Police Memorial.
A ceremony with full honors is held at the Dallas Police Memorial, and concludes with a 21-gun salute and fly over.
Citizens and professional staff are invited to show their respect by marching, or attending the service.
Dallas Police Memorial Dedication
Dedicated with gratitude to the men and women of the Dallas Police Department who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.
With this Memorial we preserve and honor their memory and the sacrifices of the families who have given our city such heroes. We also honor all other officers of the Department, on duty yesterday, today and tomorrow for their service in protecting the citizens of Dallas.
Texas Police Officers Memorial Fund
National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund