National Police Week Memorializes Law Enforcement Lives Lost
by Nancy Bohl-Penrod, Ph.D.
I was honored to represent The Counseling Team International (TCTI) and be a part of the 2016 National Police Week (May 15-21) official ceremonies in Washington, D.C. As many of you know, TCTI specializes in Critical Incident Stress Management, particularly as it applies to emotional trauma, disaster response, and public safety peer support training. For that reason, we actively support all tributes to law enforcement professionals – those dedicated men and women who keep us safe under the most dangerous situations.
The memorial service in Washington D.C. on May 15, was particularly moving as I witnessed the national tribute to our heroes. The names of 252 fallen officers nationwide were formally dedicated during the 28th annual memorial.
Having counseled law enforcement and family members who have lost officers in the line of duty, I pray that their sadness will be lessened – at least in part – because of the profound national recognition they received at this event.
National Police Week was celebrated throughout the United States. See local events held in San Bernardino, Orange County, San Diego and Riverside Counties.