National Police Remembrance Day is celebrated annually on September 29. On this day, many Americans put their lives on pause and remember the police officers who died over the past year. The event is on the calendar in Australia, Samoa, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands.
Police officers perform an important function in society – they maintain order and protect the population from criminals. An officer risks their life more often than a human resources specialist. Being a police officer is responsible and dangerous, and unfortunately, some die in the line of duty. As police officers keep the peace in society, we have a duty to thank them and express admiration for their courage.
- Police officers are present in all areas of the United States to maintain law and order, and protect people’s lives and their property.
- National Police Remembrance Day was first celebrated in 1989.
- The first police force in Australia was founded by Governor Arthur Phillip in the late 18th century to guard and protect Sydney.
- Various events are held on this day, such as bike rides.
- Before taking up their duties, police officers undergo comprehensive training.
How to take part
The event was created to remember and honor the police officers who died. Also be sure to express gratitude to the police officers for their work and courage. Visit events that are held in their honor. Share information on social networks and encourage people to thank the police.
When is National Police Remembrance Day in 2023?
National Police Remembrance Day is observed on September 29 each year.