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As a result of a resolution signed into law by President Kennedy, our nation sets aside a period of time each year known as Police Week. For those who wear the badge and their families, it’s a very special time. Ceremonies take place across the country, with the largest taking place in our nation’s capital. Please remeber those who have paid the ulttimate sacrifice during the week of May 15, 2016.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
The Memorial Service began in 1982 as a gathering in Senate Park of approximately 120 survivors and supporters of law enforcement. Decades later, the event, more commonly known as National Police Week, has grown to a series of events which attracts thousands of survivors and law enforcement officers to our Nation's Capital each year.
Patrolman Anthony Lordi, Jr.Hillside Police Department, New Jersey
End of Watch: Friday, December 14, 1979
Tour: 22 years
Badge # 141
Patrolman Anthony Lordi, Jr. was shot and killed while working a uniformed special assignment at a local fast food restaurant.
Three suspects entered the restaurant to rob it and a struggle ensued in which Patrolman Lordi was shot and killed.
The three suspects fled without completing the robbery but were apprehended several days later. They were sentenced to life in prison.
Patrolman Lordi had served with the agency for 22 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.
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