This is National Police Week. The Congress and President of the United States have designated May 15 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, and the week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week. There are more than 800,000 law enforcement officers serving in communities across the United States, including the dedicated members of the Kirksville Police Department. During the May 3rd City Council Meeting, Kirksville Mayor Zac Burden signed a proclamation declaring May 9 through 15, National Police Week in the City of Kirksville. The proclamation states that members of the Kirksville Police Department play an essential role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms of all individuals who enter our community.