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Defenders of Team Seymour honored during Police Week

Airman Mia Rus, 4th Security Forces Squadron defender, prepares to clear a room in an Urban Tactical Training Area building during a shoot competition, May 17, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. The competition was held to honor lost defenders during Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Shawna L. Keyes/Released)

Airman Mia Rus, 4th Security Forces Squadron defender, prepares to clear a room in an Urban Tactical Training Area building during a shoot competition, May 17, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. The competition was held to honor lost defenders during Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Shawna L. Keyes/Released)

An Airman from the 4th Security Forces Squadron targets a simulated enemy combatant during a shoot competition, May 17, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Seven two-man teams from the 4th SFS and the 4th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight competed against one another in a shoot competition at the Urban Tactical Training Area as part of Police Week events held on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Shawna L. Keyes/Released)

An Airman from the 4th Security Forces Squadron targets a simulated enemy combatant during a shoot competition, May 17, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Seven two-man teams from the 4th SFS and the 4th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight competed against one another in a shoot competition at the Urban Tactical Training Area as part of Police Week events held on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Shawna L. Keyes/Released)

Airman 1st Class Alex Westin, 4th Security Forces Squadron defender, rams a door while Airman Mia Rus, 4th SFS defender, watches his back during a shoot competition, May 17, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Two-man teams cleared an Urban Tactical Training Area building while eliminating simulated targets for time and points. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Shawna L. Keyes/Released)

Airman 1st Class Alex Westin, 4th Security Forces Squadron defender, rams a door while Airman Mia Rus, 4th SFS defender, watches his back during a shoot competition, May 17, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Two-man teams cleared an Urban Tactical Training Area building while eliminating simulated targets for time and points. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Shawna L. Keyes/Released)

Airman Mia Rus, 4th Security Forces Squadron defender, leaves from a cleared room during a shoot competition, May 17, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Airmen from the 4th SFS and 4th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight participated in the shoot competition as part of events held in honor of Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Shawna L. Keyes/Released)

Airman Mia Rus, 4th Security Forces Squadron defender, leaves from a cleared room during a shoot competition, May 17, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Airmen from the 4th SFS and 4th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight participated in the shoot competition as part of events held in honor of Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Shawna L. Keyes/Released)

Andy Anderson, 4th Security Forces Squadron lead law enforcement instructor in special weapons and tactics, prepares to stop the time on a team of Airmen competing in a shoot competition during Police Week, May 17, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Airmen in teams of two were tasked with clearing and rescuing a simulated hostage in a building at the Urban Tactical Training Area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Shawna L. Keyes/Released)

Andy Anderson, 4th Security Forces Squadron lead law enforcement instructor in special weapons and tactics, prepares to stop the time on a team of Airmen competing in a shoot competition during Police Week, May 17, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Airmen in teams of two were tasked with clearing and rescuing a simulated hostage in a building at the Urban Tactical Training Area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Shawna L. Keyes/Released)

Staff Sgt. Brandon Sheets, 4th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, is brought down by Kuli, an MWD, during a demonstration, May 18, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Friends and family were able to witness the full capabilities of the 4th Fighter Wing’s MWD division as part of Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Shawna L. Keyes/Released)

Staff Sgt. Brandon Sheets, 4th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, is brought down by Kuli, an MWD, during a demonstration, May 18, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Friends and family were able to witness the full capabilities of the 4th Fighter Wing’s MWD division as part of Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Shawna L. Keyes/Released)

The child of Staff Sgt. Meaghan Farris, 4th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, sits inside a Humvee, May 18, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. During Police Week Airmen from the 4th SFS and 4th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department staged vehicles in the Exchange parking lot for members of Team Seymour to explore. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Shawna L. Keyes/Released)

The child of Staff Sgt. Meaghan Farris, 4th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, sits inside a Humvee, May 18, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. During Police Week Airmen from the 4th SFS and 4th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department staged vehicles in the Exchange parking lot for members of Team Seymour to explore. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Shawna L. Keyes/Released)

Brent Gilley (left), husband of Staff Sgt. Nicole Gilley, 4th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, Master Sgt. Andrew Earll, 4th SFS first sergeant, and Tech. Sgt. Matthew Thomas, 4th SFS NCO in-charge of plans and programs, participate in a ruck march, May 19, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Participants completed a two-mile ruck march carrying 35 pounds for time during one of the many events held in honor of Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Shawna L. Keyes/Released)

Brent Gilley (left), husband of Staff Sgt. Nicole Gilley, 4th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, Master Sgt. Andrew Earll, 4th SFS first sergeant, and Tech. Sgt. Matthew Thomas, 4th SFS NCO in-charge of plans and programs, participate in a ruck march, May 19, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Participants completed a two-mile ruck march carrying 35 pounds for time during one of the many events held in honor of Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Shawna L. Keyes/Released)

Miko, 4th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, sits during the Police Week closing ceremony, May 20, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. President John F. Kennedy designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Shawna L. Keyes/Released)

Miko, 4th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, sits during the Police Week closing ceremony, May 20, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. President John F. Kennedy designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Shawna L. Keyes/Released)

Airmen from the 4th Security Forces Squadron stand in formation for the Police Week closing ceremony, May 20, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. During the closing ceremony, fallen 4th SFS and Detachment 216 Air Force Office of Special Investigations Airmen were remembered, followed by a moment of silence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Shawna L. Keyes/Released)
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Airmen from the 4th Security Forces Squadron stand in formation for the Police Week closing ceremony, May 20, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. During the closing ceremony, fallen 4th SFS and Detachment 216 Air Force Office of Special Investigations Airmen were remembered, followed by a moment of silence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Shawna L. Keyes/Released)

Airmen from the 4th Security Forces Squadron lower the U.S. flag during retreat at the Police Week closing ceremony, May 20, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. During retreat, Airmen remembered 4th SFS and Detachment 216 Air Force Office of Special Investigations members who gave the ultimate sacrifice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Shawna L. Keyes/Released)
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Airmen from the 4th Security Forces Squadron lower the U.S. flag during retreat at the Police Week closing ceremony, May 20, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. During retreat, Airmen remembered 4th SFS and Detachment 216 Air Force Office of Special Investigations members who gave the ultimate sacrifice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Shawna L. Keyes/Released)

Staff Sgt. Barton Gonzales, 4th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, prepares to do a push-up square during a pain challenge, May 19, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Teams of four competed in the challenge as part of Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Shawna L. Keyes/Released)
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Staff Sgt. Barton Gonzales, 4th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, prepares to do a push-up square during a pain challenge, May 19, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Teams of four competed in the challenge as part of Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Shawna L. Keyes/Released)

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. --

Members of Team Seymour celebrated Police Week, May 16-20, to remember those that paid the ultimate sacrifice and honor those currently serving.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that day falls as Police Week.

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base hosted several events, including an opening and closing ceremony, a shoot competition, a team pain challenge, a ruck march and a military working dog demonstration.

“We had a few friendly competitions and events [throughout] the week between our law enforcement members and our EOD [Explosive Ordnance Disposal] and fire department counterparts from the base,” said Tech. Sgt. Matthew Thomas, 4th Security Forces Squadron NCO in-charge of plans and programs.

The week ended with a retreat ceremony to remember local fallen defenders. 

“National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the performance of their duty for the safety and protection of others,” said Col. Joseph Slavick, 4th Mission Support Group commander. “Police Week is a time to remember, a time to reflect on those that we’ve lost in the line of duty, but it is also a week of team building and comradeship. It allowed our law enforcement officers to rally together, compete a little bit, voice a little appreciation for each other and for those who currently serve on the front lines of law enforcement.”