Law officers will pay tribute to the officers who lost their lives in the line of duty at noon Wednesday, May 15 in Iron Horse Park south of the main I-80 interchange.

The North Platte Police Department will host the annual area Law Enforcement Memorial Service. Police Chief Daniel Hudson will be the keynote speaker.

The week of May 12 is National Police Week. The public is welcome to tour the police department. Please call ahead and ask for Officer Kerr 308-535-6789.

A BBQ will be held  after the memorial ceremony at the park. Donations for the Lincoln County Law Enforcement Memorial will be accepted.

The public is invited to attend.

Also, North Platte police and firefighters will hold a picnic with the public from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday, May 19 at the Cody Park Pavilion.

Hot dogs and chips will be provided, organizers said.

The picnic provides an opportunity to get better acquainted with first responders in a relaxed setting.