GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - In honor of National Police Week and Peace Officers' Memorial Day, members of different regional police agencies are standing watch Thursday in front of the Green Bay Police Department.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy declared that May 15 is Peace Officers' Memorial Day and that surrounding the 15th be National Police Week.
Officers representing various honor guards and police departments are volunteering for 20 minute shifts from sunrise to sunset in honor of all law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
In Wisconsin, there have been 271 such deaths and over 20,000 nationwide. Last year, 105 cops were killed around the nation.