Police Week Memorial Events

May 7, 2015

Media Release

Date: Thursday May 07, 2015

Subject: Police Week, May 10-16 2015

Contact: Captain John Mullin 413-448-9777

In conjunction with Police Week, the PPD will be holding our Annual Police Memorial Ceremony in front of our Headquarters at 39 Allen Street, at 10 AM on Monday, May 11th.

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

The City of Pittsfield will honor and remember law enforcement officers from the Pittsfield Police, the Berkshire County Sheriff, and the US Secret Service who died in the line of duty in Pittsfield.

Our traditional ceremony on Monday May 11th will include the Pittsfield Police and Berkshire County Sheriff’s Color Guard, a proclamation from Mayor Bianchi, Invocation by Police Chaplain, Piping by a member of the Berkshire Highlanders, and a bugle call by a member of the Eagles Band.

Flags are flown at half-staff on Peace Officer’s Memorial Day, May 15th.

Sunday May 17th at 5:30 PM the Knights of Columbus will host a Blue Mass to honor Law Enforcement, Firefighters, and Emergency First Responders from Berkshire County celebrated at St. Joseph Church in Pittsfield.

Officer Timothy M. Shepard Pittsfield Police Department, MA EOW: Wednesday, November 2, 1988 Cause of Death: Heat exhaustion
Police Officer Leo T. Sullivan Pittsfield Police Department, MA EOW: Monday, June 18, 1956 Cause of Death: Heart attack
Captain Michael Leonard Pittsfield Police Department, MA EOW: Wednesday, June 1, 1898 Cause of Death: Struck by train



James Watson Fuller

Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office, Massachusetts End of Watch: Tuesday, July 16, 1901

Read more: http://www.odmp.org/officer/19571-jailer-james-watson-fuller#ixzz3VElYTAik


William Craig

United States Department of the Treasury – United States Secret Service, U.S. Government End of Watch: Wednesday, September 3, 1902

Read more: http://www.odmp.org/officer/3571-operative-william-craig#ixzz3VElzwUAQ






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