66 SFS to host Police Week activities

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  • By Mark Herlihy
  • 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – The 66th Security Forces Squadron will host several events here May 16 through 20 as part of this year's annual National Police Week.

National Police Week pays recognition to federal and local law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

“The week is a time for reflection and remembrance of all law enforcement officers who have given their lives and paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect others,” said Maj. Brandon Casso, 66th Security Forces commander. “Three Blue Knights will always come to mind for our unit: Senior Airman Kcey Ruiz, Senior Airman Nathan Sartain and Senior Airman Jason Phan.”

An opening ceremony will take place at Heroes Memorial Park near the base clinic on May 16 at 8 a.m.

Following the ceremony, SFS and Air Force Office of Special Investigations personnel will participate in a 5K ruck march. All with base access can participate.

For more information on the march or the opening ceremony, contact Senior Airman Kenneth Cowperthwait at kenneth.cowperthwait@us.af.mil.

On May 17, security forces will sponsor a golf tournament at the Patriot Golf Course, 200 Springs Rd., Bedford, Massachusetts, adjacent to the Veteran's Administration Hospital. The format for the tournament consists of a ten team, 4-player scramble. Entry fee is $50 per person and includes two golf carts per team.

All proceeds from the tournament benefit the 66 SFS Defenders Council. For information on the golf tournament or to register, contact Tech. Sgt. Logan Clark, logan.clark.9@us.af.mil.

The squadron will also host an Elementary Level Excellence in Competition pistol match at the Combat Arms Firing Range on May 18. The event is open to all service members.

According to organizers, members must attend in uniform and provide identification upon entry. This event is limited to 100 slots. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. To participate, visit https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/805044cabad2ba0fb6-excellence.

“This competition gives personnel the opportunity to fire a weapon they may not normally have the chance to, and see how they stack up against their peers,” said Tech. Sgt. Robert Aldrich, 66 SFS police week event organizer.

For further information on this event, email robert.aldrich.2@us.af.mil.

In addition to the previous events, Police Week activities will also include a 66 SFS versus Hanscom firefighters obstacle course May 19, at the base track.

To close out Police Week, organizers invite members of the workforce to attend a closing ceremony at Heroes Memorial Park May 20 at noon.

For additional information about any Police Week activity, contact Staff Sgt. Michael Ionin at michael.ionin@us.af.mil.

To learn more about National Police Week, visit http://www.policeweek.org.