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Santa Clara Police Department
Monday May 14th, 2018 :: 08:25 a.m. PDT


National Police Week - Honoring and Remembering Those Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice

Again this year, communities across the United States will come together during National Police Week—May 13-19—to honor and remember those law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as the family members, friends and fellow officers they left behind.

Sadly, the fallen officers memorial includes three members of the Santa Clara Police Department – George Whybark (EOW, 3/14/1910), William Rickabaugh (EOW, 1/11/1966) and Bernard Mendis (EOW, 10/20/1971).

This year, the names of 360 officers killed in the line of duty are being added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. These 360 officers include 129 officers who were killed during 2017, plus 231 officers who died in previous years but whose stories of sacrifice had been lost to history until now.

The national observance is organized by a group of organizations led by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), Concerns of Police Survivors, the Fraternal Order of Police and the Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary. For more information about National Police Week, please visit

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