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75th SFS commemorates National Police Week

Lt Col. Michael Twining, 75th Security Forces Squadron commander, provides remarks during a ceremony guard mount to honor fallen security forces members during National Police Week May 14, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The guard mount was one of many events 75th SFS hosted to commemorate the week to honor the sacrifices of the law enforcement community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

Lt Col. Michael Twining, 75th Security Forces Squadron commander, provides remarks during a ceremony guard mount to honor fallen security forces members during National Police Week May 14, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The guard mount was one of many events 75th SFS hosted to commemorate the week to honor the sacrifices of the law enforcement community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

A memorial is displayed during 75th Security Forces Squadron ceremonial guard mount to honor fallen security forces members during National Police Week May 14, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The guard mount was one of many events 75th SFS hosted to commemorate the week to honor the sacrifices of the law enforcement community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

A memorial is displayed during 75th Security Forces Squadron ceremonial guard mount to honor fallen security forces members during National Police Week May 14, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The guard mount was one of many events 75th SFS hosted to commemorate the week to honor the sacrifices of the law enforcement community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

Airmen from the 75th Security Forces Squadron render a salute during a ceremonial guard mount to honor fallen security forces members during National Police Week May 14, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The guard mount was one of many events 75th SFS hosted to commemorate the week to honor the sacrifices of the law enforcement community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

Airmen from the 75th Security Forces Squadron render a salute during a ceremonial guard mount to honor fallen security forces members during National Police Week May 14, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The guard mount was one of many events 75th SFS hosted to commemorate the week to honor the sacrifices of the law enforcement community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

Airman 1st Class Wyatt Ramos, 75th Security Forces Squadron, crawls under barb wire during the National Police Week obstacle course competition May 11, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The obstacle course competition was one of many events 75th SFS hosted to commemorate the week to honor the sacrifices of the law enforcement community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Airman 1st Class Wyatt Ramos, 75th Security Forces Squadron, crawls under barb wire during the National Police Week obstacle course competition May 11, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The obstacle course competition was one of many events 75th SFS hosted to commemorate the week to honor the sacrifices of the law enforcement community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Airman 1st Class Justin Dunlevy, 75th Security Forces Squadron, runs through the monkey bars in the National Police Week obstacle course competition May 11, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The obstacle course competition was one of many events 75th SFS hosted to commemorate the week to honor the sacrifices of the law enforcement community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Airman 1st Class Justin Dunlevy, 75th Security Forces Squadron, runs through the monkey bars in the National Police Week obstacle course competition May 11, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The obstacle course competition was one of many events 75th SFS hosted to commemorate the week to honor the sacrifices of the law enforcement community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

The non-commissioned officer team from the 75th Security Forces Squadron do a four-man push-up during the National Police Week obstacle course competition May 11, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The obstacle course competition was one of many events 75th SFS hosted to commemorate the week to honor the sacrifices of the law enforcement community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

The non-commissioned officer team from the 75th Security Forces Squadron do a four-man push-up during the National Police Week obstacle course competition May 11, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The obstacle course competition was one of many events 75th SFS hosted to commemorate the week to honor the sacrifices of the law enforcement community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Airmen from the 75th Security Forces Squadron participate in the National Police Week obstacle course competition May 11, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The obstacle course competition was one of many events 75th SFS hosted to commemorate the week to honor the sacrifices of the law enforcement community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Airmen from the 75th Security Forces Squadron participate in the National Police Week obstacle course competition May 11, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The obstacle course competition was one of many events 75th SFS hosted to commemorate the week to honor the sacrifices of the law enforcement community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Airmen participate in the National Police Week pistol shooting competition May 13, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The competition included one-handed shooting and was one of many events 75th Security Forces Squadron hosted to commemorate the week to honor the sacrifices of the law enforcement community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Airmen participate in the National Police Week pistol shooting competition May 13, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The competition included one-handed shooting and was one of many events 75th Security Forces Squadron hosted to commemorate the week to honor the sacrifices of the law enforcement community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Tech. Sgt. Kandall Emile, 75th Security Forces Squadron, participates in the National Police Week pistol shooting competition May 13, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The competition included one-handed shooting and was one of many events 75th Security Forces Squadron hosted to commemorate the week to honor the sacrifices of the law enforcement community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Tech. Sgt. Kandall Emile, 75th Security Forces Squadron, participates in the National Police Week pistol shooting competition May 13, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The competition included one-handed shooting and was one of many events 75th Security Forces Squadron hosted to commemorate the week to honor the sacrifices of the law enforcement community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Airmen participate in the National Police Week pistol shooting competition May 13, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The competition included one-handed shooting and was one of many events 75th Security Forces Squadron hosted to commemorate the week to honor the sacrifices of the law enforcement community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)
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Airmen participate in the National Police Week pistol shooting competition May 13, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The competition included one-handed shooting and was one of many events 75th Security Forces Squadron hosted to commemorate the week to honor the sacrifices of the law enforcement community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Participants gather for the National Police Week fun run/walk/ruck May10, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The event was one of many the 75th Security Forces Squadron hosted to commemorate the week to honor the sacrifices of the law enforcement community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)
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Participants gather for the National Police Week fun run/walk/ruck May10, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The event was one of many the 75th Security Forces Squadron hosted to commemorate the week to honor the sacrifices of the law enforcement community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

Participants at the beginning of the National Police Week fun run/walk/ruck May10, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The event was one of many the 75th Security Forces Squadron hosted to commemorate the week to honor the sacrifices of the law enforcement community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)
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Participants at the beginning of the National Police Week fun run/walk/ruck May10, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The event was one of many the 75th Security Forces Squadron hosted to commemorate the week to honor the sacrifices of the law enforcement community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah --

Defenders with the 75th Security Forces Squadron commemorated National Police Week May 10-14 with a series of competitive and morale-building events.

75th SFS Commander, Lt. Col. Michael Twining, said police officers put their lives on the line each day protecting the communities they serve, often without much thanks and this is the time to say thank you.

“The men and women of the 75 SFS defend the Hill each day, 24/7,” he said. “They work long hours protecting the numerous Team Hill missions that are critical to our National Defense Strategy.”

Throughout the week, the squadron participated in a golf tournament, fun walk/run/ruck, pistol shoot, softball tournament, ceremonial guard mount, barbecue, and closing parade for base residents.

Former President John F. Kennedy declared Peace Officers’ Memorial Day in May 1962. The recognition has evolved into National Police Week, a time when, as a nation, the sacrifices of the law enforcement community are honored.