This is National Police Week.
Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, Yakima Police spokesman Mike Bastinelli says "it's a special week set aside to pay recognition to those officers killed in the line of duty. And in 2017 there were 135 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty."
The Yakima Police Department will kick off this year's National Police Week with a special procession at 5:30 p.m. Monday from the Richard D. Zais Law and Justice Building at 200 South 3rd Street.  The procession will end at Yakima Steak Company at 221 West Yakima Avenue, where a special ceremony will be held.
The procession will involve the YPD Honor Guard, with a police escort, carrying a memorial wreath. During the ceremony following the procession, the wreath will be laid at the site of Yakima Steak Company along with a poster listing the names of the 135 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in 2017.

The public and media is welcome to attend the procession and the ceremony at Yakima Steak Company.

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