National Police Week, started in 1962 by then President John F. Kennedy, honors fallen, retired, and active law enforcement. 2013 National Police Week is May 12-18. The Lewis County Police Appreciation Committee will again hold a special ceremony Friday, May 17, at 7 p.m. in the Beaver River Central School auditorium. Open to the public, and free to attend, the event will feature guest speaker Police Chief Gerald Pickering of Webster, N.Y., who lost 2 members of the Webster Police Department on Christmas Eve, 2012, when they were ambushed as they responded to a house fire. Pictures and local memorabilia will be on display, and family members of several fallen officers will be in attendance. Residences and businesses across America are encouraged to decorate their properties in blue lights, ribbons, etc. to show support for law enforcement as we celebrate National Police Week.