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Law Enforcement Appreciation Week is May 14-20

This year, Law Enforcement Appreciation Week is Sunday, May 14 – Saturday, May 20. Holmes Community College is proud of our law enforcement presence, and wants to commend our officers for all they do to keep our campus safe!

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. The week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

There are a number of ways citizens can participate in Law Enforcement Appreciation Week, including some suggestions from the Madison County Business League and Foundation:

  1. Paint the County Blue – Display blue ribbons on your home, school, church or place of business, or wear a blue lapel ribbon throughout the week.
  2. Back the Blue – Wear blue to school, church or business and offer discounts/gift certificates to law enforcement officers .
  3. Day of Prayer – Recognize our law enforcement community during church services and pray for their safety.
  4. Thank an Officer – Thank officers for their service and celebrate and remember fallen officers by releasing balloons and holding candlelight vigils.
  5. Celebrate the Blue – Show your appreciation of officers by hosting a luncheon, etc., or offering other treats.
  6. Social Media – Be sure to share your law enforcement appreciation with posts, videos and photos on social media with #backtheblue.


Holmes Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion,
national origin, sex, age, disability or genetic information in its educational programs and activities,
employment practices, or admissions processes. The following administrators have been designated to handle
inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies of Holmes Community College:

Inquiries regarding compliance with Title VI, ADEA, and Title IX are coordinated by the Vice President for
Compliance and Institutional Research, Henry B. McClellan Administration Building, Post Office Box 369,
Goodman, MS 39079, Phone: 662-472-9429,

Inquiries regarding compliance with Section 504 and ADA are coordinated by the Disability Student Services
Coordinator, M.R. Thorne Vocational-Technical Building, Room 110, Post Office Box 369, Goodman, MS 39079,
Phone: 662-472-9088,
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