Annually, May 15th is Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls is National Police Week. Tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world (including officers from Smithfield) converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
During Police Week, the Smithfield Police Department remembers Sergeant Norman G. Vezina, who gave his life in the line of duty in 1968. Sgt. Vezina is memorialized at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC.