This is National Police Week in the USA. President John Kennedy started the week in 1962. It's so important, especially right now, to recognize all the local heroes in our Maine communities. We were so happy to see this post on the Auburn Police Department Facebook page to remind all of us to say thanks to all the law enforcement in our state. If you can, say thanks in your own way. If you know a law enforcement official send them a text or a Facebook message. Or simply give a thumbs-up the next time a cruiser drives past you!

From the Auburn PD:

We ask that you keep Auburn's own fallen officers, Officer Norman Philbrick and Officer Rodney "Rocky" Bonney, in your thoughts this week. These men made the ultimate sacrifice in service to this community. We honor them and will NEVER forget them. 307 fallen heroes will be memorialized on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial this year, joining the almost 22,000 other names on the wall.

 

The Auburn Police Department has 55 officers and 8 civilians protecting the great city of Auburn. This force is the "gold standard" of police forces and we salute them this week! Check out the beautiful scratching from the wall for Auburn's fallen heroes.

 

This Wednesday (5/13) at 8 PM, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will be holding a "Virtual Candlelight Vigil" and reading off names from the wall of all fallen officers in the US. You can watch this solemn service RIGHT HERE