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Fairchild remembers fallen heroes during National Police Week

92nd Security Forces Squadron Airmen perform push-ups May 19, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Approximately 20 Airmen participated in various security forces themed events as part of National Police Week, to include: a shoot house competition, two-mile ruck and team workouts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nick J. Daniello)

92nd Security Forces Squadron Airmen perform push-ups May 19, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Approximately 20 Airmen participated in various security forces themed events as part of National Police Week, to include: a shoot house competition, two-mile ruck and team workouts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nick J. Daniello)

92nd Security Forces Squadron Airmen breach a door May 19, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Approximately 20 Airmen competed in a time trialed shoot house competition as part of National Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nick J. Daniello)

92nd Security Forces Squadron Airmen breach a door May 19, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Approximately 20 Airmen competed in a time trialed shoot house competition as part of National Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nick J. Daniello)

Tech. Sgt. Derek Washburn, 92nd Security Forces Squadron NCO in charge of operations, works with Michael Anderson Elementary students during the Law Enforcement Exposition May 18, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington.  The expo was part of National Police Week, which pays special recognition to law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Mackenzie Richardson)

Tech. Sgt. Derek Washburn, 92nd Security Forces Squadron NCO in charge of operations, works with Michael Anderson Elementary students during the Law Enforcement Exposition May 18, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. The expo was part of National Police Week, which pays special recognition to law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Mackenzie Richardson)

City of Spokane Police Department Officer Ken Applewhaite shows Michael Anderson Elementary students the inside of a patrol vehicle during the National Police Week Law Enforcement Exposition May 18, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. The 92nd Security Forces Squadron hosted numerous events for Team Fairchild and their families to enjoy, including the expo which featured an obstacle course, scavenger hunt and Military Working Dog demonstrations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Mackenzie Richardson)

City of Spokane Police Department Officer Ken Applewhaite shows Michael Anderson Elementary students the inside of a patrol vehicle during the National Police Week Law Enforcement Exposition May 18, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. The 92nd Security Forces Squadron hosted numerous events for Team Fairchild and their families to enjoy, including the expo which featured an obstacle course, scavenger hunt and Military Working Dog demonstrations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Mackenzie Richardson)

Airmen and law enforcement officers fold the flag during a memorial retreat ceremony during National Police Week May 15, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. National Police Week pays special recognition to law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Samantha Krolikowski)

Airmen and law enforcement officers fold the flag during a memorial retreat ceremony during National Police Week May 15, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. National Police Week pays special recognition to law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Samantha Krolikowski)

Airmen from the 92nd Security Forces Squadron stand in formation before the flag is lowered during a memorial retreat ceremony during National Police Week May 15, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. The retreat is a special ceremony during National Police Week in honor of fallen law enforcement professionals. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Samantha Krolikowski)

Airmen from the 92nd Security Forces Squadron stand in formation before the flag is lowered during a memorial retreat ceremony during National Police Week May 15, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. The retreat is a special ceremony during National Police Week in honor of fallen law enforcement professionals. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Samantha Krolikowski)

Fairchild Airmen begin Fairchild’s National Police Week 5k Ruck/Run at Miller Park May 17, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. National Police Week was first designated in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell)

Fairchild Airmen begin Fairchild’s National Police Week 5k Ruck/Run at Miller Park May 17, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. National Police Week was first designated in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell)

92nd Security Forces Squadron Airmen and Military Working Dog Brenda, demonstrate various apprehension techniques for Michael Anderson Elementary students during the kid-friendly Law Enforcement Exposition May 18, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. The expo was part of a week-long remembrance of fallen law enforcement officers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Mackenzie Richardson)

92nd Security Forces Squadron Airmen and Military Working Dog Brenda, demonstrate various apprehension techniques for Michael Anderson Elementary students during the kid-friendly Law Enforcement Exposition May 18, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. The expo was part of a week-long remembrance of fallen law enforcement officers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Mackenzie Richardson)

92nd Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Airmen approach the finish line of Fairchild’s National Police Week 5k Ruck/Run at Miller Park May 17, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. National Police Week pays respect to the men and women who gave their life in the line of duty to keep others safe. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell)

92nd Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Airmen approach the finish line of Fairchild’s National Police Week 5k Ruck/Run at Miller Park May 17, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. National Police Week pays respect to the men and women who gave their life in the line of duty to keep others safe. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell)

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Team Fairchild celebrated National Police Week May 15-19, with various events throughout the week honoring fallen heroes.

National Police Week pays special recognition to law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world make a trip to Washington, D.C. where they participate in a number of planned events which honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

“Police Week allows a chance for the community to come together and interact with local law enforcement officers,” said Master Sgt. Moriah Washburn, 92nd Security Forces Squadron flight sergeant. “It presents us with a unique opportunity to showcase what we do on a day-to-day basis.”

The 92nd Security Forces Squadron hosted numerous events for Team Fairchild and their families to enjoy, including a kid-friendly Law Enforcement Exposition with an obstacle course, scavenger hunt and Military Working Dog demonstrations. The 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Spokane Police and SWAT were also present providing children with hands-on demonstrations of law enforcement robots and vehicles.

“Police Week gives participating agencies a chance to work together and coordinate to make these events happen,” Washburn said. “It provides us the opportunity to honor the memory and sacrifice of fallen officers and their families. Their dedication to their communities and country will never be forgotten.”