Law enforcement agencies will hold events this week to commemorate National Police Memorial Week.
Members of the public are invited to attend these community events:
- On Monday, the Omaha Police Department will hold a candlelight vigil walk at 8 p.m., paying tribute to an officer’s career by “walking the beat.” The Omaha Police Pipes and Drum Corps will lead the vigil, which starts at Central Police Headquarters, 505 S. 15th St., runs through the Old Market and returns to the headquarters. The walk is short and feasible for children and adults pushing strollers. Afterward, a prayer service will be held, and the names of the Nebraska officers killed in the line of duty will be read.
- Local law enforcement agencies will show off police vehicles, aircraft and equipment on Tuesday from noon to 5 p.m. at The Pointe Community Center at Rising View Apartments, 12125 S. 32nd St., in Bellevue. The Bellevue, Omaha and Papillion Police Departments, Sarpy and Douglas County Sheriff’s Offices and the FBI will be represented.
- The Council Bluffs Police Department, Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office and Iowa State Patrol District 3 will hold a memorial service Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the police department, 1 Ezra Jackson Way. The service will honor fallen officers and retired officers who have died in the last year.
- On Wednesday, the police memorial service honoring current, retired and slain officers for National Law Enforcement Memorial Day will be at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, 3601 N. 156th St., at 11 a.m.
- Honor guards from departments across Nebraska will be at the Nebraska Law Enforcement Memorial in Grand Island on Friday at 10 a.m. for a memorial service honoring officers killed in the line of duty. The monument is near the entrance to Fonner Park, at 409 East Fonner Park Road. Officials will add the name of Deputy Jailer Randy Haddix of the Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office to the monument this year.