JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas —
In recognition of National Police Week, Joint Base San Antonio will be hosting tributes and other activities honoring fallen law enforcement officers May 12-17.
The observance was established in 1962 and takes place the week of May 15 to pay tribute to law enforcement officers.
This year, 23 different area municipalities will be involved in various events, including representatives from law enforcement from local, state and national levels.
“It is great to unite all these officers from all these various departments because anything can happen tomorrow, in which case we all have each other’s back,” said Tech. Sgt. Shane Kinman, 802nd Security Forces Squadron officer.
Several slated activities are open to anyone with base access:
- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m – Opening ceremonies and barbecue at Stapleton Park at JBSA-Lackland
- 7 a.m. – Ruck March at JBSA-Camp Bullis
- 9 a.m. – Obstacle Course Competition at JBSA-Medina Annex
- 8:30 a.m. – Golf tournament at JBSA-Randolph Golf Course
- Noon – 24-hour candlelight vigil begins at Security Forces Museum at JBSA-Lackland
- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Law enforcement demonstration and exhibit located across from Mitchell Hall at JBSA-Lackland
- 9:30 a.m. – Kickball tournament at JBSA-Lackland baseball field
- 4 p.m. – Closing ceremonies Security Forces Museum at JBSA-Lackland
There will be additional activities exclusively for law enforcement officers. Security forces members will be competing against police and sheriff departments in a military working dog competition May 14 and a shooting competition May 16.
For more information or to make a reservation for one of the events, call 210-671-3528 or 210-383-1768.