Park County honors Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 15

(Cody, Wyo.) - In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Police Officer's Memorial Day. Nationally, there are only two official days that flags should be lowered at half staff - Memorial Day - and Police Officer's Memorial Day on May 15. Police Chief Chuck Baker spoke at last week's City Council Meeting and shared his pride and gratitude for the strength of the Cody Police Department. He also announced that his officers will shroud their badges for a 24 hour period to honor officers who have given the ultimate sacrifice. Mayor Brown expressed her thanks as well. In her proclamation she said, "The Cody Police Department plays an essential role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms of our city; and it is important that all citizens know and understand the duties, responsibilities, hazards and sacrifices of their law enforcement agency and that members of our law enforcement agency recognize their duty to serve the Cody community with respect, dedication, integrity, community interest, restraint and leadership." "The City of Cody will be recognizing National Police Week 2016 to honor the service and sacrifice of those law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty while protecting our communities." *Feature photo: Chief Baker along with Cody Police Officers at Tuesday, May 3 City Council Meeting / Pitchengine Communities* #reboot #news #whatshappening