VIPD Honors ‘Service And Sacrifice’ Of All Law Enforcement Officers With Series Of Events
FREDERIKSTED — 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.
This year national police week is being celebrated from May 12 to Saturday in the territory.
Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week pay tribute to the local, State, and Federal law enforcement officers who serve and protect us with courage and dedication.
In the territory the Virgin Islands Police Department will be hosting various events to honor the service and sacrifice of all law enforcement officers and recognition of their fallen brothers and sister blue.
Acting police Commissioner Jason K. Marsh “stated as we celebrate the handwork of our officers and supporting staff. Being a police officer is often stated as a thankless job, but I say Thank you and I appreciate you,
At the same time, we must remember those that given their lives protecting our community. let us continue to embrace their families as our family.
In these times where we are the targets while we try to protect the members of this community to be mindful and careful of our surroundings because we like our community have family members that love us and want us home safely”.
Territorial Activities and Events
St.Thomas – St. John
Sunday, May 12, 2019 –Mother’s Day St. John peace concert 5 p.m.-until
Monday, May 13, 2019– St. Thomas meet and greet Superior Court courtyard 7 a.m.-12 p.m.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019– St. John Breakfast/Lunch meet and greet Jurgen Command8am-2pm
Wednesday, May 15, 2019– Parade St. John Jurgen Command, ending Cruz Bay 10 a.m.-until
Thursday, May 16, 2019– Bags of Love Civilian Drive
Friday, May 17, 2019– St. Thomas kids culinary event Emancipation Garden 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday, May 18, 2019-St. Thomas Peace Concert Emancipation Garden 5 p.m.-until
Monday, May 13, 2019 – Shooting competition, St. Croix marksman shooting range South Shore 9am-until. Carwash Competition, Patrick Sweeney
Tuesday, May 14, 2019– Ancilmo Marshal Command Open House 12:30pm-until
Wednesday, May 15, 2019-Grave Site Visitation, 7:30am 10:00am -Peace Officers memorial , Police Headquarters Violet Damiduax Pavilion, Golden Grove
Candle Light Vigil 5pm at the Ann Abrahamson Pier
Thursday, May 16, 2019– Special operations Open House 9:00am-until
Kickball ( Alicea Ballpark at Castle Coakley) 7:00 pm Beer Chug Competition
Friday, May 17, 2019-Wilbur Francis Command Open House 12:30pm-until
Bowling at Tropical Bowling Alley 7pm
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Ride, Run, Walk and Sprint Competition 11:00 am
Race begins at Marshall Command on a bike to Pearl B Larsen School