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National Police Week Remembers Those Who Have Served

May 12, 2015 10:46PM ● By Jeanne Fratello

Manhattan Beach Police at the Wall of Remembrance - Left to right: Jason Knickerbocker, Robert Schreiber, Chief Eve Irvine. Photo credit: MB Department of Parks and Rec

The City of Manhattan Beach is joining communities across the country this week in celebration of National Police Week (May 10-16), also known as “Blue Ribbon Week,”  to honor and remember law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice.

During National Police Week, residents are encouraged to display blue ribbons on their cars, trees, lapels, as well as on school campuses. Blue ribbons are available for free in the lobby of the Manhattan Beach Police Department, provided by Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS).

The Manhattan Beach Police Department will give special remembrance to fallen colleagues Officer Charles Frederick Grau, Officer Richard Timothy Giles and Officer Martin Lane Ganz this week. In addition, a memorial floral wreath will be displayed at each of their names on the National Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial in Washington D.C.

May 15 is known as National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, one of only two days each year during which government agencies, businesses and residents are to fly their U.S. flags at half-staff.

For more information about National Police Week, please visit

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