The most dangerous call out for police are domestic calls that can turn violent.
Unfortunately many officers killed in the line of duty are from domestic violence calls.
On Passages we talk to a divorced man and the anger he feels in his situation yet knowing he needs to control his emotions.
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Kate is a young girl caught in a violent household. Her mother is abused and the father threatens both her mom and her to kill them if they leave him. Kate’s life has her turn to alcohol and drugs as an escape from her home life. Domestic violence is very real for her.
Police Memorial Day is today May 15, 2017 which begins Police Week. Pray for our police officers who are called into violent domestic situations in every type and size of community. We pray for those in domestic situations to bring peace and understanding to the difficulties they face.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
The Memorial Service began in 1982 as a gathering in Senate Park of approximately 120 survivors and supporters of law enforcement. Decades later, the event, more commonly known as National Police Week, has grown to a series of events which attracts thousands of survivors and law enforcement officers to our Nation’s Capital each year.
The National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service, which is sponsored by the Grand Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, is one in a series of events which includes the Candlelight Vigil, which is sponsored by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) and seminars sponsored by Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.)
National Police Week draws in between 25,000 to 40,000 attendees. The attendees come from departments throughout the United States as well as from agencies throughout the world. This provides a unique opportunity to meet others who work in law enforcement. In that spirit, the Fraternal Order of Police DC Lodge #1 sponsors receptions each afternoon and evening during Police Week. These events are open to all law enforcement personnel and are an experience unlike any other.