ST. CHARLES – Mayor Ray Rogina has declared this week – May 12 to 18 – National Police Week in St. Charles to remember the many law enforcement officers who have given their lives in the line of duty and to honor those officers who serve and protect communities every day, according to a St. Charles Police Department news release.
At 11 a.m. Tuesday, members of the St. Charles Police Department will meet with retired officers in the training room to present a plaque commissioned to honor their prior service to the city and police department. Requirements to be named on the plaque are as follows: retired from the police department after 20 years of credible service; retired due to a duty-related disability; died in the line of duty; or died while serving as an active duty officer.
The plaque will be displayed in the police department lobby. Each retired officer has an emblem on the plaque showing star number and years of service. Also for National Police Week, blue ribbons are available at the city of St. Charles' reception desk, 2 E. Main St., St. Charles, for those who would like to tie one on their car antennae in recognition and support of police officers.
A law enforcement exhibition in honor of National Police Week is also on display in the south window of City Hall, which faces Main Street.