DHS Honors Fallen Law Enforcement During National Police Week 2021

DHS Honors Fallen Law Enforcement During National Police Week 2021

During National Police Week, the Department of Homeland Security pays special tribute to the heroic law enforcement officers who lost their lives protecting us all. We honor them this week, yet we remember them always. We are forever indebted to those who serve and protect – those we have lost and those who continue to serve.  

Police Week is a special occasion each year when our law enforcement family gathers across the country to grieve our fallen colleagues and move forward together, strengthened by the bonds of service to the noble mission of law enforcement. During this week of remembrance and mourning, DHS is reflecting on their sacrifices through a series of memorial events. Below, we share moments from this week’s commemorative events. 

Due to COVID-19, in-person events for the 2021 National Police Week were rescheduled to October 13-17.

National Treasury Union Employees Union Wreath-Laying Ceremony

WASHINGTON (October 12, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas participates in wreath laying ceremony at the National Law Enforcement Memorial. (DHS Photo by Zachary Hupp)

WASHINGTON (October 12, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas participates in wreath laying ceremony at the National Law Enforcement Memorial. (DHS Photo by Zachary Hupp/Released)

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WASHINGTON (October 12, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas participates in wreath laying ceremony at the National Law Enforcement Memorial. (DHS Photo by Zachary Hupp)

WASHINGTON (October 12, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas participates in wreath laying ceremony at the National Law Enforcement Memorial. (DHS Photo by Zachary Hupp/Released)

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ICE Honors HSI Special Agent Louis H. Aguirre

In a special Police Week ceremony, ICE honored Special Agent Louis H. Aguirre, who died on November 27, 2020, as a result of the cancer he developed after his assignment investigating those who were responsible for the attacks on September 11, 2001.   (DHS Graphic by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement/Released)

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Learn more about the 59 ICE officers who hold a place on the ICE Wall of Honor or learn more about ICE’s Police Week commemorations.

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Holds Annual Candlelight Vigil

Tens of thousands gathered on the National Mall in Washington, DC to join the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial’s annual Candlelight Vigil. Secretary Mayorkas, Attorney General Garland, Deputy Secretary Tien, U.S. Secret Service Director Murray, Acting CBP Commissioner Miller, and other DHS and Administration leadership joined the ceremony along with families of the fallen and law enforcement from across the country to honor officers who have died in the line of duty.

Tens of thousands gathered on the National Mall in Washington, DC to join the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial’s annual Candlelight Vigil. Secretary Mayorkas, Attorney General Garland, Deputy Secretary Tien, U.S. Secret Service Director Murray, Acting CBP Commissioner Miller, and other DHS and Administration leadership joined the ceremony along with families of the fallen and law enforcement from across the country to honor officers who have died in the line of duty.  (DHS Photo by Zachary Hupp/Released)

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Tens of thousands gathered on the National Mall in Washington, DC to join the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial’s annual Candlelight Vigil. Secretary Mayorkas, Attorney General Garland, Deputy Secretary Tien, U.S. Secret Service Director Murray, Acting CBP Commissioner Miller, and other DHS and Administration leadership joined the ceremony along with families of the fallen and law enforcement from across the country to honor officers who have died in the line of duty.

Tens of thousands gathered on the National Mall in Washington, DC to join the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial’s annual Candlelight Vigil. Secretary Mayorkas, Attorney General Garland, Deputy Secretary Tien, U.S. Secret Service Director Murray, Acting CBP Commissioner Miller, and other DHS and Administration leadership joined the ceremony along with families of the fallen and law enforcement from across the country to honor officers who have died in the line of duty. (DHS Photo by Zachary Hupp/Released)

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FLETC Honors Fallen Law Enforcement

The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Training Centers held a Peace Officers Memorial Day Ceremony in Glynco, Georgia.

CBP Holds Valor Memorial and Wreath Laying Ceremony

Washington, D.C. (October 15, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas attends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Valor Memorial and Wreath Laying Ceremony, honoring the CBP law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.  (DHS Photo by Benjamin Applebaum)

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas attends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Valor Memorial and Wreath Laying Ceremony, honoring the CBP law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. (DHS Photo by Benjamin Applebaum/Released)

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Washington, D.C. (October 15, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas attends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Valor Memorial and Wreath Laying Ceremony, honoring the CBP law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.  (DHS Photo by Benjamin Applebaum)

Secretary Mayorkas, Deputy Secretary Tien, and CBP Acting Commissioner Troy Miller joined CBP leadership and family of fallen agents and officers to mark Police Week with a wreath-laying ceremony. (DHS Photo by Benjamin Applebaum/Released)

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FPS Shares Commemorative Police Week Video

The Federal Protective Service shared a commemorative Police Week video, featuring messages from Department leadership and a special wreath-laying ceremony. The ceremony honored Lowery Ware, Sr. – the first FPS officer lost in two decades – who died of COVID-19.

Fraternal Order of Police National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, alongside leaders from across the Federal Government, including President Joe Biden, attends the Annual National Police Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, alongside leaders from across the Federal Government, including President Joe Biden, attends the Annual National Police Officers’ Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol. (DHS Photo by Benjamin Applebaum/Released)View Original

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, alongside leaders from across the Federal Government, including President Joe Biden, attends the Annual National Police Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, alongside leaders from across the Federal Government, including President Joe Biden, attends the Annual National Police Officers’ Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol. (DHS Photo by Benjamin Applebaum/Released)View Original

(Left to right) FOP National Secretary Det. Jimmy Holderfield, President Biden, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Secretary Mayorkas, FBI Director Wray, and U.S. Secret Service Director Murray, DEA Administrator Anne Milgram honor our Nation’s fallen law enforcement officers at the annual Fraternal Order of Police National Police Officers’ Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

(Left to right) FOP National Secretary Det. Jimmy Holderfield, President Biden, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Secretary Mayorkas, FBI Director Wray, and U.S. Secret Service Director Murray, DEA Administrator Anne Milgram honor our Nation’s fallen law enforcement officers at the annual Fraternal Order of Police National Police Officers’ Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. (DHS Photo by Benjamin Applebaum/Released)View Original

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Topics: Law Enforcement Partnerships
Keywords: Law Enforcement, Police Week