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FRAMINGHAM – In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed the calendar week of May 15 as National Police Week in honor of America’s law enforcement community. National Police Week pays tribute to law enforcement officers who have lost their lives or who have been disabled in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. Flags fly at half-staff in memory of those officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and  services honoring the fallen are conducted across the country.

National Police Week also pays special tribute to officers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

In addition to recognition in their own communities, Officer of the Month Award recipients are honored at a special awards and are featured in the Memorial Fund’s annual calendar.

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During this week, the Framingham Police Department recognizes its own men and women who have performed outstanding work in our community. Department awards are handed out, honoring local officers who exemplify dedication to the job and community.

In honor of National Police Week, the Police Advisory Committee invites community members to acknowledge local officers who have served our community well.

Submit a letter to Chief Lester Baker or Deputy Chief Sean Riley at 1 William H Welch Way, Framingham, MA 01702. Email Chief Baker at or Deputy Chief Riley at Or simply tell a member of the Framingham Police Department, “”Thanks for what you do… Stay safe.”

Nicole Doak

Chair, Framingham Police Advisory Committee

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.