National EMS and Police Weeks

DHEC and the South Carolina EMS Association (SCEMSA) are expressing their gratitude to emergency medical services (EMS) professionals for their life-saving efforts during National EMS Week and encourage Palmetto State residents to do the same. EMS Week runs from May 15-21 this year.

And this week and next, National Police Week will be observed from May 11–17. The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum will hold ceremonies, including the 34th Annual Candlelight Vigil in Washington, DC, which may be streamed online beginning at 8:00pm tonight.

Seneca Police Chief Casey Bowling said that this week and next he and his officers will be remembering those lost in the line of duty, as well as honoring the selfless tasks performed each day by law enforcement. Chief Bowling said a simple “thank you ” to an officer goes a long way…

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week.