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‘Police Weekend’ Brings Motorcades to Arlington

Police Weekend escort in Crystal City on Oct. 12, 2021 (Photo courtesy Ryan Radford)

Police Weekend, an annual law enforcement event that kicks off tomorrow, is bringing sirens and motorcycle escorts to Arlington today.

Organized by the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum, this year’s event is being held from Oct. 13-17. A candlelight vigil in the District is scheduled for Thursday evening, after being rescheduled from May due to the pandemic.

“This year, hundreds of names were engraved on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, bringing the total to 22,611 officers killed in the line of duty memorialized there,” noted the event’s website.

Many attendees — including family members of fallen officers — are staying in Arlington hotels, particularly in the Crystal City area. Officers from Arlington and other D.C. area law enforcement agencies are helping to escort the family members to their destinations as the arrive today.

“Officers are assisting with escorts for the families staying in Arlington hotels,” Arlington County Police Department spokeswoman Ashley Savage confirmed.

The escorts have prompted numerous questions to ARLnow via email and social media.

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