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FRAMINGHAM – May 15 kicks off National Police Week.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week of May 15 as National Police Week in honor of officers who gave their lives or were disabled in the line of duty. Flags fly at half staff throughout the week and services are conducted across the country. 

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National Police Week also recognizes and celebrates officers who have performed acts beyond the call of duty. Officers are honored at the local level within their departments and communities and on the national level. 

During National Police Week, the Framingham Police Department hands out department awards in recognition of 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.

Community members are invited to mail letters to Chief Lester Baker or Deputy Chief Sean Riley at 1 William H. Welch Way, Framingham, MA 01702, or 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.