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Air Commandos honor Police Week

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  • By Staff Sgt. Eboni Reams
  • 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs
National Police week has been celebrated for the last 54 years since President John F. Kennedy declared May 15, Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the week it falls in Police Week in 1962.

Air Commandos at Cannon Air Force Base are celebrating police officers of the world and the local community who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and those who continue to serve.

“[Police week] is a moment for us as defenders to honor those who have come before us, said Senior Airman Tamara Mobley-Rosenthal, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron response force member. “Also, to show a different side of who we are to the public; there is a history behind being a defender and a legacy to uphold.”

Mobley-Rosenthal was not the only defender with something to share; a newer security forces member also shared thoughts on his first upcoming Police Week experience in the U.S. Air Force.

“It makes you feel good to know that other people care about what you are doing,” said Airman 1st Class Garyn Mapes, 27th SOSFS response force member.

National Police week will be celebrated at Cannon from May 16-21. The following events are scheduled:

May 17
K-9 Demo/McGruff the crime dog at the Base Exchange
Excellence in competition at Combat Arms at 9 a.m.

May 18
Defender’s challenge security forces shoot house

May 19
24-hour memorial at Building 1 at 4 p.m.

May 20
Law Enforcement Memorial at 4:20 p.m. in front of the Bldg. 1 Flag Pole

May 21
Police Week Golf Tournament at Whispering Winds Golf Course at 8:30 a.m.

Please contact Security Forces at 575-784-4748 for more information.