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National Police Week: Defenders remember fallen

U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Michael Brickell, 633rd Security Forces Squadron operations officer, leads a formation during the National Police Week opening ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., May 15, 2017. During the week, the 633rd SFS hosted various events including a Defenders Challenge and Security Forces Demonstration to honor military and civilian law enforcement officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Areca T. Bell)

U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Michael Brickell, 633rd Security Forces Squadron operations officer, leads a formation during the National Police Week opening ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., May 15, 2017. During the week, the 633rd SFS hosted various events including a Defenders Challenge and Security Forces Demonstration to honor military and civilian law enforcement officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Areca T. Bell)

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 633rd Security Forces Squadron participate during the National Police Week opening ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., May 15, 2017. In 1994, President Bill Clinton signed Public Law 103-322 directing that the flag of the United States be displayed at half-staff on all government buildings on May 15 each year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Areca T. Bell)

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 633rd Security Forces Squadron participate during the National Police Week opening ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., May 15, 2017. In 1994, President Bill Clinton signed Public Law 103-322 directing that the flag of the United States be displayed at half-staff on all government buildings on May 15 each year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Areca T. Bell)

Attendees bow their heads during the National Police Week opening ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., May 15, 2017. Police Week memorializes law enforcement officers who laid down their lives in service to the nation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Areca T. Bell)

Attendees bow their heads during the National Police Week opening ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., May 15, 2017. Police Week memorializes law enforcement officers who laid down their lives in service to the nation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Areca T. Bell)

Lt. Col. Timothy McCarty, 633rd Security Forces Squadron commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Range, 633rd SFS manager, present a wreath during the National Police Week opening ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., May 15, 2017. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those 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. Areca T. Bell)

Lt. Col. Timothy McCarty, 633rd Security Forces Squadron commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Range, 633rd SFS manager, present a wreath during the National Police Week opening ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., May 15, 2017. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those 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. Areca T. Bell)

U.S. Airman 1st Class Ramon Crespo, 633rd Security Forces Squadron patrolman, plays “Taps” during the National Police Week opening ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., May 15, 2017. Police Week is observed nationally to pay respects to both military and civilian law enforcement officers who have fallen in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Areca T. Bell)

U.S. Airman 1st Class Ramon Crespo, 633rd Security Forces Squadron patrolman, plays “Taps” during the National Police Week opening ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., May 15, 2017. Police Week is observed nationally to pay respects to both military and civilian law enforcement officers who have fallen in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Areca T. Bell)

U.S. Air Force Col. Erik Rundquist, Air Combat Command chief of security forces, speaks during the National Police Week opening ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., May 15, 2017. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726 designating May 15 as Peace Officers' Memorial Day, and the week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Areca T. Bell)

U.S. Air Force Col. Erik Rundquist, Air Combat Command chief of security forces, speaks during the National Police Week opening ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., May 15, 2017. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726 designating May 15 as Peace Officers' Memorial Day, and the week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Areca T. Bell)

Tim Macleod, a ceremonial bagpipes player, performs during the National Police Week opening ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., May 15, 2017. National Police week honors military and civilian law enforcement officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Areca T. Bell)

Tim Macleod, a ceremonial bagpipes player, performs during the National Police Week opening ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., May 15, 2017. National Police week honors military and civilian law enforcement officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Areca T. Bell)

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. -- The 633rd Security Forces Squadron hosted a National Police Week opening ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, May 15, 2017. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726, designating May 15 as Peace Officers' Memorial Day, and the week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week. Police Week memorializes law enforcement officers who laid-down their lives in service to the nation. In addition to the opening ceremony, 633rd SFS members will host various events, including a Defenders Challenge and Security Forces Demonstration to pay their respects to their fallen brothers and sisters.