CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and Police Chief Luther Reynolds honored law enforcement at Mother Emanuel AME to mark National Police Week.
The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard from Joint Base Charleston opened the tribute with a flag ceremony.
The tribute was co-sponsored by the Charleston Illumination Project and the City of Charleston.
Count on 2 caught up with Mayor Tecklenburg to ask him why this week is so important.
“We give tribute to law enforcement, Charleston Police Department, for protecting our citizens, community, and building such a great relationship between our police department and citizens by way of our Illumination Project,” he said.
Police week started in 1962 when President John F. Kennedy signed the proclamation for Peace Officers Memorial Day.