Chehalis City Council Proclaims May 9-15 ‘Police Week’


The Chehalis City Council made a proclamation designating the week of May 15 as “Police Week” during its Monday city council meeting.

The proclamation comes concerning the U.S. Congress’ and former President John F. Kennedy’s designation of May 15 as Peace Officer Memorial Day in 1962, with the week of May 15 being designated as the national “Police Week.”

“The members of the law enforcement community of the city of Chehalis play an essential role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms of those in Chehalis,” Mayor Tony Ketchum read from the proclamation. “It is important that all members of the community know and understand the duties, responsibilities, hazards and sacrifices of their law enforcement agencies.”

The proclamation lauds local law enforcement’s ability to safeguard life and property, protect the community from violence and disorder and guard the innocent against deception as well as the weak from oppression.

“The men and women of the Chehalis Police Department continue to provide a vital public service,” Ketchum said. “Now, therefore, I, Mayor Anthony Ketchum, on behalf of the Chehalis City Council call upon all citizens, upon all patriots, civic and educational organizations to observe the week of May 9 to 15, 2022, as ‘Police Week.’”