Teamsters Local 700 Recognizes Law Enforcement Officers in Honor of National Police Week

In honor of National Police Week, Teamsters Local 700 would like to pay homage to all of the hardworking law enforcement officers who serve with integrity and pride, and often sacrifice their own personal safety to protect the public and their surrounding communities.

National Police Week is an annual campaign to recognize law enforcement members and honor those fallen officers who made the ultimate sacrifice. This year’s national observance week is May 13 – 19, and several annual events will take place around the country and in Washington, D.C.

“Teamsters Local 700 is proud to represent more than 5,000 law enforcement officers in Illinois,” said Becky Strzechowski, Teamsters Local 700 President. “These are people who face unpredictable situations everyday and often don’t receive enough recognition for the very tough and dangerous jobs they do. To the dedicated men and women who work in law enforcement and put their lives on the line everyday to serve and protect us – thank you for your service.”

LAW ENFORCEMENT UNITS REPRESENTED BY TEAMSTERS LOCAL 700
Beecher Police Department
Bellwood Police Department
Bensenville Police Sergeants
Braidwood Police Department
Burr Ridge Police Department
Calumet Park Police Department
Calumet Park Sergeants
Cook County Chief Judge Adult Probation
Cook County Dept. of Corrections Officers/Investigators
Cook County Dept. of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Emergency Logistics Officers
Cook County Health & Hospital System, Stroger Hospital Police Sergeants
Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center
Country Club Hills Police Department
East Hazel Crest Police Department
Grundy County Corrections Officers
Grundy County Sergeants
Highland Park Police Sergeants
Highwood Police Lieutenants
Illinois Secretary of State Police Sergeants
Illinois State Police Master Sergeants
Lake County Corrections Lieutenants
Lake County Corrections Officers
Lake County Corrections Sergeants
Lake County Road Lieutenants
Lake County Road Sergeants
Manhattan Police Department
Markham Police Department
Maywood Police Department
Midlothian Police Department
Midlothian Police Sergeants
Midlothian Police Lieutenants
Monee Police Department
Orland Hills Police Department
Park Ridge Police Department
Peotone Police Department
Somonauk Police Department
South Chicago Heights Police Department
Thornton Police Department
University Park Police
Villa Park Police Sergeants
Villa Park Police Lieutenants
Waukegan Police Lieutenants
Wilmette Police Department
Wood Dale Police Department

HISTORY OF POLICE WEEK
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

The Memorial Service began in 1982 as a gathering in Senate Park of approximately 120 survivors and supporters of law enforcement. Decades later, the event, more commonly known as National Police Week, has grown to a series of events which attracts thousands of survivors and law enforcement officers to our Nation’s Capital each year.

 

 

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