2019 National Police Week – Day 2 Recap (May 13th, 2019)
The second day of National Police Week 2019 began with another rainy day in Washington, D.C. This did not stop a large contingent of attendees from descending on Tent City.
Tent City, which is located by old RFK Stadium, serves as a place of camaraderie and fellowship amongst law enforcement officers, their families, and allies who support their cause. National Police Support Fund is proud to be a bronze sponsor of Tent City. Our logo is being displayed in the Thin Blue Line Bar which is operated by Lodge 1 of the Fraternal Order of Police. Our logo is also being featured on coach buses transporting attendees around Tent City.
In addition to the Thin Blue Line Bar, Tent City also has numerous food trucks, various vendors selling items that support our law enforcement officers, police cars on display, and games for the kids. It is also great to see Main Street Brewing Company of Belleville, Illinois featuring 10-42 Off Duty american lager beer at Tent City. Despite enjoying the fellowship at Tent City, the evening of the second day provided the most somber part of National Police Week.
The National Mall was site for the annual candlelight vigil on Monday evening. Every one of the 163 police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2018 were mentioned individually during the vigil. Thousands of attendees paid their final respects to the officers who paid the ultimate price for their bravery.