Goodfellow celebrates National Police Week
By Staff Sgt. Seraiah Wolf, 17th Training Wing Public Affairs
/ Published May 13, 2021
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --
Goodfellow members celebrated National Police Week with events hosted by the 17th Security Forces Squadron, here, May 10-14.
The week of events kicked off with a four-mile ruck Monday morning, which ended in a pancake breakfast for participants.
In 1962 President John F. Kennedy established May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day, then by a joint resolution of Congress in the same year, it was decided the week May 15 falls within would be National Police Week.
“I have always wanted to be a cop,” said Senior Airman Joshua Minor, 17th Security Forces Squadron installation patrolman. “When I decided to join the Air Force I saw the pamphlet describing security forces and knew I wanted that job. I have loved every minute of it so far.”
Wednesday, an obstacle course was set up and individuals could either walk or run before having to tackle different challenges.
“As Defenders Police Week is especially near and dear to our hearts since we are a part of that first responder group as base police on Goodfellow,” said Staff Sgt. Raymond Acuna, 17th SFS unit deployment manager. “We take this week to honor those who came before us and to recognize those who stand with us.”
Finally to finish the week, on Friday, May 14, there will be a Home Run Derby and parade. The derby will be held at the softball field near Mathis Fitness Center beginning at 5 p.m. After the Home Run Derby the parade of police cars will drive down Scherz Blvd.