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Police Celebrate Annual Event Under Soggy Skies

Lt. Lawrence Brown at the grill.

NIH Police’s Lt. Lawrence Brown is one of several grillmasters for the awareness event.

Photo: Carla Garnett

The chow line forms.

The chow line forms.

Photo: Carla Garnett

NIH Police Chief Alvin Hinton and Deputy Chief Leslie Campbell share a light moment with attendees.

NIH Police Chief Alvin Hinton (l) and Deputy Chief Leslie Campbell (3rd from r) share a light moment with attendees.

Photo: Carla Garnett

Washington, D.C. Metro Transit Police officer D. Kayal with bomb-sniffing dog Hugo.

Washington, D.C. Metro Transit Police officer D. Kayal with bomb-sniffing dog Hugo.

Photo: Carla Garnett

NIH Police Cpl. Steven Cradlin and K9 Diesel.

NIH Police Cpl. Steven Cradlin and K9 Diesel.

Photo: Gerald Jordan

NIH Police Cpl. Christine Fedorisko and K9 Deputy Casey Meiklejohn, with Odie.

With light rain falling, NIH Police Cpl. Christine Fedorisko (l) and K9 Deputy Casey Meiklejohn, along with Odie of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, surveil the day’s festivities.

Photo: Gerald Jordan

Peter Girgenti of Montgomery County Park Police, with Xena and Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Peter Girgenti of Montgomery County Park Police, with search & rescue dog Xena, who’s greeted warmly by NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci and his special assistant Patty Conrad.

Photo: Carla Garnett

In the Bldg. 31A lobby, Lt. D. Moe of NIH discusses safe weapons handling.

In the Bldg. 31A lobby, Lt. D. Moe of NIH discusses safe weapons handling.

Photo: Carla Garnett

A Maryland State trooper prepares to take a bite out of a burger.

A Maryland State trooper prepares to take a bite out of…a burger. Several demonstrations, activities and exhibits were forced indoors by the inclement weather.

Photo: Carla Garnett

The NIH Police hosted its 26th Police Awareness Day on May 16, under drippy skies, which forced the event to relocate from its usual home on the front lawn of Bldg. 1 to the Bldg. 31A patio. Law enforcement representatives from 13 local, state and federal jurisdictions participated, including the Washington, D.C. Metro Transit Police, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Montgomery County Park Police, the U.S. Department of Commerce NIST Police, Amtrak Police, U.S. Department of Justice (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms), U.S. Park Police, Maryland Transportation Authority Police and Maryland State troopers.

National Police Week dates back to 1962, when President John F. Kennedy designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day. The event has grown over the decades, bringing tens of thousands of law enforcement professionals from across the country to the nation’s capital for a service honoring those who have given their lives while wearing the badge. Many groups also take the opportunity to educate the communities they serve on police operations.

NIH’s observance this year included K9 demonstrations, a cookout featuring chicken, hotdogs, hamburgers and sausages, personal safety and wellness displays along Bldg. 31’s A-wing corridor and various other activities.

The NIH Record

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Associate Editor: Carla Garnett
Carla.Garnett@nih.gov

Staff Writers:

Eric Bock
Eric.Bock@nih.gov

Dana Talesnik
Dana.Talesnik@nih.gov

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