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Team Andersen hosts national police week

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  • By Staff Sgt. Dwight Schweiger adn Airman 1st Class Justin Rash
  • 36th Security Forces Squadron
Team Andersen will be paying respect to our fallen heroes who were lost in the line of duty starting May 13.

National Police Week recognizes the service and sacrifice of law enforcement personnel who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. The week is a collective effort from numerous organizations dedicated to honoring our law enforcement community.

Police week started in 1963 when President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 Peace Officers Memorial day as well as labeling the week as National Police Week. The best way to honor the fallen is to respect the ones who serve and uphold the law.

Security Forces will be hosting numerous events on Andersen AFB such as a softball tournament, bowling tournament, the 36th Contingency Response Group Warrior day and a 36th Security Forces and 736 SFS joint open house. The winner of the softball tournament will receive the "Battle of the Badges" trophy and the First Responder Challenge the top three teams will also each be awarded a trophy. The open house will consist of a weapon and vehicle display along with a K-9 demonstration.

Everyone is welcome to come out and show their support during these events. Police week will conclude on Friday, May 18, with a formal retreat ceremony located at Arc Light Memorial.