Police Memorial Kicks Off National Police Week In Cincinnati

( Cincinnati, OH ) - Hamilton County law enforcement will honor fallen police officers at the annual Police Memorial observance on Friday, May 11.

The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. with the playing of the National Anthem and a parade with members of law enforcement, families and friends will follow.

Supports will march north on Central Avenue to the Police Memorial for final ceremonies, which will involve a flyover and a 21-gun salute.

National Police Week starts Sunday, May 13. The concept originated in 1962 when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation declaring May 15 Peace Officers Memorial Day.

During the next week open houses will be held at different Cincinnati Police districts each day.  Citizens will be able to meet officers who work where they live, and learn about specialized parts of the department, like the K-9 teams.

Here’s the schedule for the districts:

District 1 and CBS - Friday May 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

District 5 - Monday May 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.     

District 2 - Tuesday May 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.   

District 3 - Wednesday May 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

District 4 - Thursday May 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.