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Vandenberg SFS honors National Police Week with parade

Team V members and children watch a parade on the afternoon of May 12 in honor of National Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by/Staff Sgt. Erica Picariello)

Team V members and children watch a parade on the afternoon of May 12 in honor of National Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by/Staff Sgt. Erica Picariello)

Members of the 30th Security Forces Squadron participated a parade on the afternoon of May 12 in honor of National Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by/Staff Sgt. Erica Picariello)

Members of the 30th Security Forces Squadron participated in a parade on the afternoon of May 12 in honor of National Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by/Staff Sgt. Erica Picariello)

Members of the 30th Security Forces Squadron participated a parade on the afternoon of May 12 in honor of National Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by/Staff Sgt. Erica Picariello)

Members of the 30th Security Forces Squadron participated in a parade on the afternoon of May 12 in honor of National Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by/Staff Sgt. Erica Picariello)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Members of the 30th Security Forces Squadron participated in a parade on the afternoon of May 12 in honor of National Police Week. The parade began at 30 SFS main building and wove through base -- winding in front of the Vandenberg Child Development Center, Vandenberg Youth Center and base housing. The parade participants included the Department of Defense's premiere mounted horse patrol, 30 SFS members commanding tanks and All-Terrain Vehicles, bicycle patrol members and all levels of 30th Mission Support Group leadership. According to the National Police Week website, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation in 1962 which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Since the inception of National Police Week, California and the United States Air Force have lost 120 military and civilian law enforcement officers. (U.S. Air Force photos by/Staff Sgt. Erica Picariello)