Message from the State President
Greetings and welcome to the official web site of the North Carolina Fraternal Order of Police. NCFOP is the largest law enforcement officers’ organization in the State of North Carolina and is made up of men and women serving in law enforcement at the local, state, and federal levels. Our organization welcomes all law enforcement officers, regardless of your rank, and including retire law enforcement officers, to join the finest group of professionals you can find anywhere. Our National organization, consisting of more than 330,000 members, is clearly the premier law enforcement organization in the United States and is continuously working hard for our membership all over the country.
President Trump Joins FOP in Salute to Fallen Heroes
36th Annual Memorial Service Honors Officers’ Sacrifice
Today, the Fraternal Order of Police and the law enforcement community will assemble on the West Front of the U. S. Capitol to honor the 234 law enforcement officers who gave their lives in the line of duty, including 70 officers who ran toward the smoke and the chaos on 9/11 and have succumbed to illnesses they contracted there. The National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service is the capstone event of National Police Week.
“It is a day filled with sorrow and mourning as we remember those men and women who laid down their lives for the communities they protected,” said Chuck Canterbury, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police.
National President Canterbury will host the event which will feature the keynote address by the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. A musical tribute will be performed by country music artist Kellie Pickler.
“National Police Week is a special time for our nation as we all pause, reflect and remember the enormous sacrifices made by our law enforcement officers and their families,” Canterbury said. “And today, at this National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service, we come together with, the President and Vice President of the United States, to honor the memories and mourn with the families of the fallen.”
During National Police Week, thousands of law enforcement officers in every region of the nation and corner of the country gather at memorial services to honor their fallen brothers and sisters. More than 20,000 officers, as well as the surviving family members and friends of slain officers, have traveled to the nation’s capital to attend the 36th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service, which remains the nation’s largest and most prominent memorial service held on behalf of fallen law enforcement officers.
“In our grief, we find solitude. In our healing, we find gratitude. We carry on and renew our dedication and service to the communities we protect and serve,” said President Canterbury
In October 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May l5th as National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day. Since the signing of this proclamation, this date has been the official day of recognition for law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the performance of their duty. This is the 36th year that the Fraternal Order of Police and its Auxiliary have held the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service. Additionally, this year will be the largest turn out to recognize our law enforcement and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
The Fraternal Order of Police is the largest law enforcement labor organization in the United States, with more than 330,000 members.
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