On the Cover New Jersey Law Enforcement Memorial Day
Sunday, May 10th marked the beginning of National Police Week, the time when our nation honors all Law Enforcement Officers who haven given their lives in the line of duty.
Traditionally in New Jersey, we gather at the Great Auditorium on the third Tuesday in May to honor all of our Law Enforcement Officers who gave their lives serving the citizens of our state.
However, due to the unprecedented circumstances we are faced with this year, we are going to be honoring our fallen a little differently. The NJSACOP will be posting the names of every fallen officer recorded in our State's history on our Twitter and Facebook pages.
There will be one post for every year, beginning with 1854, the first year that NJ recorded a line-of-duty death of a Law Enforcement Officer, and running all the way into Friday, May 15th, recognizing those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in 2019.
We want to encourage all of our members, friends, colleagues, and supporters to view these posts and share them on your agency's social media platforms with your residents and followers. Although we cannot gather this year and honor our heroes in person, we can still honor their sacrifice and memories.
At 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 15th, we are asking all NJ Law Enforcement Officers to pause for a moment of silence to remember the officers we are adding to our Roll Call of Honor this year, and the other 500 heroes from the past 166 years.
There will be a special "Virtual Memorial" video posted on the NJSACOP YouTube Channel on Friday that everyone can then watch and share with their agency members and their social media followers.
Although it will certainly be a different sort of Memorial this year, we can all dedicate just a few minutes of our time to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and #NEVERFORGET.