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Tennessee cities celebrate National Police Week

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Municipalities across Tennessee are honoring members of their local police departments as part of celebrations of National Police Week (May 14-20).

In addition to commemorating fallen officers, National Police Week provides municipalities and citizens a chance to honor law enforcement for the role they play in the community from serving and protecting to participating in local events to educational outreach programming to hosting back-to-school bashes and Shop-With-A-Cop events. 

National Police Week is the creation of the National Officers Memorial Fund, a non-profit founded in 1984 to raise money for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial—the nation’s monument to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. The organization also recently opened the National Law Enforcement Museum adjacent to the memorial in Washington, D.C.