HomeNewsArticle Display

Malmstrom Defenders recognize National Police Week

Members of the 341st Security Forces Group participate in a 5K memorial road march during National Police Week May 14, 2019, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont.

Members of the 341st Security Forces Group participate in a 5K memorial road march during National Police Week May 14, 2019, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. The 341st SFG conducted the road march in memory of fallen defenders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Devin Doskey)

Airmen with the 341st Security Forces Group salute during a retreat ceremony May 16, 2016, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont.

Airmen with the 341st Security Forces Group salute during a retreat ceremony May 16, 2016, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. Malmstrom held the retreat honoring National Police Week, as well as a shooting competition between Airmen and local law enforcement, a spouse’s immersion and a static display. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Magen M. Reeves)

MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. -- The 341st Security Forces Group will be recognizing National Police Week May 10-16.

"This week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers nationwide who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others,” said Master Sgt. Gerard Ellis, 841st Missile Security Forces Squadron operations NCO in charge.

National Police week has been recognized since 1962, when President John F. Kennedy proclaimed Police Week as a national recognition week.

“Security forces Airmen play various rolls in law enforcement, safety of the public and security of national resources,” said Ellis. “It is definitely befitting that Malmstrom defenders are recognized and if possible participate the week’s events.”

Typically, Police Week at Malmstrom has various events held during the week to pay tribute to fallen law enforcement members. With the current uncertainty with COVID-19 causing a disruption to normal routine, Police Week will be altered from previous iterations of the event.

“Police week will look different this year, because typically police week is designed with a function every day to bring people together and memorialize,” said Master Sgt. William Blado, 341st Missile Security Operations Squadron tactical response force flight chief. “With social distancing still in effect, it goes against the very purpose of Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police Week, but we have still found ways to commemorate this important week.”

Defenders will be taking part in a 24-hour ruck march, as well as concluding the week with a retreat ceremony.

“The ruck march is being conducted to honor fallen peace officers,” said Blado. “We will also be collecting canned food for donation to resupply pantries diminished due to COVID-19.”

Although the usual activities of police week won’t go on, it is important to recognize Law Enforcement personnel and the critical part they have in preserving our country’s freedom.

“It is only right that we remember, honor, and celebrate those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice in these lines of duty,” Blado said.

USAF Comments Policy
If you wish to comment, use the text box below. AF reserves the right to modify this policy at any time.

This is a moderated forum. That means all comments will be reviewed before posting. In addition, we expect that participants will treat each other, as well as our agency and our employees, with respect. We will not post comments that contain abusive or vulgar language, spam, hate speech, personal attacks, violate EEO policy, are offensive to other or similar content. We will not post comments that are spam, are clearly "off topic", promote services or products, infringe copyright protected material, or contain any links that don't contribute to the discussion. Comments that make unsupported accusations will also not be posted. The AF and the AF alone will make a determination as to which comments will be posted. Any references to commercial entities, products, services, or other non-governmental organizations or individuals that remain on the site are provided solely for the information of individuals using this page. These references are not intended to reflect the opinion of the AF, DoD, the United States, or its officers or employees concerning the significance, priority, or importance to be given the referenced entity, product, service, or organization. Such references are not an official or personal endorsement of any product, person, or service, and may not be quoted or reproduced for the purpose of stating or implying AF endorsement or approval of any product, person, or service.

Any comments that report criminal activity including: suicidal behaviour or sexual assault will be reported to appropriate authorities including OSI. This forum is not:

  • This forum is not to be used to report criminal activity. If you have information for law enforcement, please contact OSI or your local police agency.
  • Do not submit unsolicited proposals, or other business ideas or inquiries to this forum. This site is not to be used for contracting or commercial business.
  • This forum may not be used for the submission of any claim, demand, informal or formal complaint, or any other form of legal and/or administrative notice or process, or for the exhaustion of any legal and/or administrative remedy.

AF does not guarantee or warrant that any information posted by individuals on this forum is correct, and disclaims any liability for any loss or damage resulting from reliance on any such information. AF may not be able to verify, does not warrant or guarantee, and assumes no liability for anything posted on this website by any other person. AF does not endorse, support or otherwise promote any private or commercial entity or the information, products or services contained on those websites that may be reached through links on our website.

Members of the media are asked to send questions to the public affairs through their normal channels and to refrain from submitting questions here as comments. Reporter questions will not be posted. We recognize that the Web is a 24/7 medium, and your comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage federal resources, moderating and posting of comments will occur during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Comments submitted after hours or on weekends will be read and posted as early as possible; in most cases, this means the next business day.

For the benefit of robust discussion, we ask that comments remain "on-topic." This means that comments will be posted only as it relates to the topic that is being discussed within the blog post. The views expressed on the site by non-federal commentators do not necessarily reflect the official views of the AF or the Federal Government.

To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include personally identifiable information, such as name, Social Security number, DoD ID number, OSI Case number, phone numbers or email addresses in the body of your comment. If you do voluntarily include personally identifiable information in your comment, such as your name, that comment may or may not be posted on the page. If your comment is posted, your name will not be redacted or removed. In no circumstances will comments be posted that contain Social Security numbers, DoD ID numbers, OSI case numbers, addresses, email address or phone numbers. The default for the posting of comments is "anonymous", but if you opt not to, any information, including your login name, may be displayed on our site.

Thank you for taking the time to read this comment policy. We encourage your participation in our discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.