The Virginia Beach Police Department Honor Guard, including I.U.P.A. and Virginia Beach PBA members, were in Washington, D.C. for Police Week. Virginia Beach Police Benevolent Association 34 posted photos on Facebook, “Thank you to the Virginia Beach PD Honor Guard, and the PBA members who are part of it, for representing our department and association in D.C. during the ceremonies honoring our, and our nation’s, fallen.”

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

Each week, the I.U.P.A. Briefing Room features a photo that exemplifies the valuable part of the community that our Law Enforcement Officers all across the U.S. are and their positive impact as well as their dedication, service, and sacrifice.

Submit your photos today to be considered for the photo of the week next week to alinaj@iupa.org

Previous photos of the week have included: