National Police Week starts on Monday and we all need to take some time to thank the men and women of law enforcement in our area.

Each day, members of law enforcement in our area do the jobs that none of us want to do. Their lives may not be in danger every day, but any situation can turn deadly with no notice at all.

I'd rank our local law enforcement right up there with any organization in the country and we should acknowledge their great work in keeping us safe.

You'll have a chance to do just that this week with a couple of local events for National Police Week

From an official release:

Memorial Service: May 12 at the Lake Charles Civic Center, located at 900 Lakeshore Drive. A Departmental Inspection of the Lake Charles Police Department will be held at 8:30 a.m., followed by a departmental photograph on the front steps of the facility and a memorial service at the Amphitheater. In the case of inclement weather, all May 12 events will be moved to May 13. All events are open to the public.

Memorial Service and Roll Call: May 14 at 9:30 a.m. at the CPSO Administration Building, located at 5400 E. Broad St. Louisiana State Police and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office will participate. The public is invited to attend.

If you can possibly attend one, or both of these events, please do and show our men and women that we're behind them.