Click on the date to find more information about each special recognition.


Clackamas County Shop with a Cop:  December 9, 2017

The concept behind the Shop with a Cop program is to locate kids whose families have had some enforcement contact with police, or required assistance for a variety of reasons.  Sometimes this may involve an adult family member or older sibling who may have been arrested.  The trauma of seeing a family member arrested can cause many young kids to have some very negative feelings towards police, as they rarely hear the whole story, objectively, from those involved.  Shop with a Cop is an attempt to identify those kids and pair them up with a police officer in a positive situation, such as shopping for Christmas presents.  Kids are selected by school counselors and school resource officers.


National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week: April 8-14, 2018

Every year during the second week of April, the telecommunications personnel in the public safety community, are honored.  This week-long event is a time to celebrate and thank those who dedicate their lives to serving the public.  It is a week that should be set aside so everyone can be made aware of their hard work and dedication.


Peace Officers Memorial Day:  May 15, 2018


Police Week:  May 13-19, 2018

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.


Washington State Fallen Firefighters Memorial:  June 6, 2018

In 1985, the Washington State Firefighters’ Association established Washington’s Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial Service. A bronzed Maltese cross affixed to a granite cairn denotes the Washington State’s Fallen Firefighter’s Memorial that is located at the Fire Training Academy in North Bend, Washington.

Over the years, the Firefighters’ Association and other prominent state fire service organizations have joined together to annually recognize firefighters who have died in the line of duty giving unselfish service to their communities and Washington State.


National Night Out:  August 7, 2018

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign held on the first Tuesday in August which promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.  National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.  Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.


Oregon Fallen Firefighters Memorial:  September 20, 2018

Every September, the Oregon Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony recognizes all of the Oregon Firefighters who have died in the Line-of-Duty.  The memorial is located in Salem, Oregon at the Oregon Public Safety Academy.  As of 2017, 168 Line-of-Duty-Deaths have been approved for the memorial wall from as far back as 1881.  The submissions include every aspect of the fire service including career, volunteer, wildland, and structural firefighters; chief officers, company officers, engineers and firefighters.  The construction of the memorial was completed and dedicated on September 9, 2006.  The Oregon Fire Service Honor Guard has volunteered to serve as the conduit for the annual memorial ceremony that is held on the third Thursday of September.


National Coffee With a Cop Day:  October 3, 2018

The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to break down the barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve.  This special day is always the Wednesday of October.


National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend:  October 6-7, 2018


National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service:  October 7, 2018

On the first Sunday of October each year, our fallen Firefighters are honored at a National Memorial.  On October 8, 2017 95 fallen Firefighters were honored.  The U.S. Fire Service paid tribute to the lives of 75 Firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2016 and 20 Firefighters who died in previous years during the 36th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.