Robins to celebrate National Police Week Published May 8, 2012 By Lanorris Askew 78th Air Base Wing Public Affairs ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Robins will take the lead next week as the 78th Security Forces Squadron Defender's Council hosts this year's National Police Week. The weeklong observance, which recognizes state and local police officers for their bravery and sacrifices, has been in existence since President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726 in 1962. This law designates May 15 of each year as Peace Officers' Memorial Day in honor of the officers who have given their lives in the line of duty and the calendar week in which May 15 falls is National Police Week. The following events are scheduled on Robins and in the local community: Static Display and K9 Demonstration The Warner Robins Police Department along with the 78th SFS Combat Arms Training and Maintenance and Military Working Dogs sections will host a law enforcement exhibit Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Home Depot located on Watson Blvd. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Jason Balcita at 472-1974 or Staff Sgt. Monica Carloss at 468-5973. Reveille Reveille Monday at 7 a.m. will officially commence the 2012 National Police Week at Robins and in the local community at the flag pole in front of Bldg. 905. Lt. Col. Thomas Morea, 78th Security Forces Squadron commander, will brief the events that will take place during the week. 5K Run/Walk A 5K run/walk will be conducted Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. starting at the Health and Wellness Center /Base Fitness Center parking lot. All proceeds will go to Law Enforcement United. For more information or to register, contact Staff Sgt Curnita Brisby at 472-1997. Team Bowling Tournament A bowling tournament will be conducted Wednesday at the base bowling center from 1 to 5 p.m. The event is open to civilian and military law enforcement agencies, military members and their dependents, and civilian affiliated with the installation (independent access is required.) For more information, contact Tech. Sgt. Kyle Wade at 472-1992. All proceeds will go to Law Enforcement United. Candlelight Vigil A memorial service for all the law enforcement officers in the State of Georgia, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, and Security Forces members who have given their lives in the line of duty over the past year will be held May 18 at the Base Chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Vernon Keenan, Georgia Bureau of Investigations director. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Jason Balcita at 472-1974.