The Iowa City Police Department will recognize both National Police Week and Peace Officer Memorial Day with a ceremony on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at City Hall, 410 E. Washington St.

According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, in 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day. The calendar week in which May 15 falls is designated as National Police Week. 

A ceremony hosted by Iowa City Police Department chaplains will take place at 2:45 p.m., May 19, in Emma Harvat Hall. The event will honor officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others and feature remarks from the chaplains, Mayor Bruce Teague, and Police Chief Dustin Liston.

More information on officers who have died in the line of duty can be found here.

Date of publication

Tuesday, May 17, 2022