Law enforcement agencies across the country, including members of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office (JSO)
, play an essential role in promoting and safeguarding the rights and freedoms of American citizens, and there is a holiday to celebrate their service.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the week surrounding as National Police Week. In tribute to the 62 fallen officers
who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our city and the thousands of officers who currently protect and serve the citizens of Jacksonville, please join us in celebrating Police Appreciation Week, May 12-18, 2019 (view the proclamation here