RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Each year, law enforcement agencies across the country honor those who gave their lives in the line of duty during National Police Week.
This year’s observance is May 13 through May 19.
In Richmond, Mayor Levar Stoney, Chief Alfred Durham and the Richmond Police Department will pay homage to Richmond’s fallen officers and also remember those who served the Department and passed away in 2017 and to date in 2018.
After the memorial service, RPD will lay a wreath at the Police Memorial Statue located in Byrd Park. Afterward, the name of Trafford Road will be changed to “Police Memorial Way” with the unveiling of the street sign.
The public is invited to attend both events.
The Richmond Police Memorial Service at the Richmond Police Training Academy will begin at 10 a.m. The wreath-laying at statue and street name change unveiled will begin at 7 p.m.