SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Police Chief Robert Weck, members of his command staff and administrative team, along with the department's sworn & civilian personnel and on-duty Patrol line officers will gather at the flagpole fronting City Hall the morning of May 15 to recognize 'National Police Officers Memorial Day'.

The day marks the onset of 'National Police Week', which will run through May 21. 'National Police Week' was first promulgated by President John F. Kennedy in 1962 as means to nationally honor the sacrifice of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.

The purpose of this Summit commemoration, which begins with a moment of silence at 8:30 a.m., is to allow Department personnel to recognize this important day in the law enforcement community, and to afford them opportunity to participate in the national recognition of the sacrifices of members in their chosen profession.