National Police Week Mourning Bands


In recognition of National Police Week, we are pleased to offer our members complimentary Mourning Bands, which are available at all four of our branch locations while supplies last.

Placement on Badges

The preferred Mourning Bands is a solid black band that will fit tightly around your agency's badge. For most badges, the Mourning Band should be worn straight across the center of the badge. For star badges, the Mourning Band should be worn from 11 to 5, as if looking at the face of a clock.

The width of the black band should not exceed ½ inch. 

Black Mourning Bands shall be worn on a law enforcement badge only in the following circumstances:

  1. Upon the line of duty death of an active law enforcement officer (LEO) in your department. The Mourning Bands should be worn for a period of thirty days from the date of death.
  2. By all LEO in uniform or in civilian clothing while displaying a badge when attending the funeral of an active LEO. Upon the completion of the funeral, the Mourning Bands shall be removed.
  3. Upon the line of duty death of a LEO from a neighboring jurisdiction. The Mourning Bands will be worn from the date of death and removed at the conclusion of the day of burial.
  4. National Peace Officers Memorial Day (May 15th).
  5. The day of any memorial service your agency has honoring your department's LEO's who have died in the line of duty.
  6. At the direction of your sheriff, agency director or chief of police, when special circumstances dictate that a department display of official mourning is appropriate.

Source: Officer Down Memorial

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