Police Week 2017

Posted: 18-Apr-2017


In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation, following an approved joint resolution in Congress, to designate May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that day falls as Police Week.

The 2017 Denver Police Week will be observed May 14th-20th. As a stunning display of President Kennedy's vision of annual recognition, the City and County building will be lit in blue to recognize the contributions and sacrifice of our local law enforcement officers.

We will be updating this post with events as additional information becomes available.

2017 Denver Police Week Events

Thursday, May 18th: The Denver Police Memorial Day Ceremony will be on Thursday, May 18th. The day will progress as follows:

9:00 – 9:45am – Police Museum Reception at the Art Dill Auditorium at 1331 Cherokee St. in Denver. Light refreshments will be provided.

10:00 – 11:00am – Denver Police Memorial Ceremony held at 1331 Cherokee St. Plaza.

Retiree appreciation lunch immediately following in the DPPA Building at 2105 Decatur St. Please RSVP by May 11th to (720) 913-6779 or denverpolicemuseum@gmail.com

Fallen Officer Memorials

Throughout the week there will be fallen officer memorials honoring five police officers that lost their lives. The events are listed below.

Officer Donald l. Seick
Time: May 17, 2017 2pm
Location: 50th Ave (Regis Blvd) and Green Court

Patrolman William Allen Claassen
Time: May 15, 2017 at 1:00pm
Date: 2805 Downing Street

Patrolman Thomas O’Connor
Time: May 16, 11:00 am
Location: 13th and Welton street in Denver

Officer Bruce VanderJagt
Time: Thursday, May 18, 9am
Location: Denver Police Headquarters, Art Dill Auditorium, 1331 Cherokee St.

Officer Ronald Leon DeHerrera
Time: Friday, May 19, 10am
Location: Denver Police District 1, 1311 W. 46th Avenue, Denver