Students and staff at the Bucyrus Elementary School kicked off National Police Week in a big way Monday, May 16. Officers from the City of Bucyrus Police Department, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol attended a special luncheon with students in their honor.
Students prepared thank you signs and PowerPoint slides to show their appreciation and gratitude for the work the peace officers do every day. The officers enjoyed lunch in the BES cafeteria with every grade level in the building. Students also had the opportunity to sit in a police car throughout the day.
“Our students have been very proactive in preparing for this celebration,” Elementary School Principal Erica Dietzel said. “Our staff did a fantastic job facilitating our students’ preparation, and this was a wonderful event for our building.”
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.