|United States Capitol Police
||Chief Terrance W. Gainer
|Public Information Office
|119 D Street, NE
|Washington, D.C. 20510
Street Closures Regarding the
National Peace Officers' Memorial Service
The 22nd Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial
Service will be held on Thursday May 15, 2003 at Noon, on
the West Lawn of the United States Capitol. The Service will
honor law enforcement officers who give their lives in the
line of duty in the year 2002.
Due to the nature of the event, additional security
precautions will be taken to ensure the safety and security
of those in attendance. All individuals attending the event
will be required to pass through security screening before
entering the event site.
In addition, the following streets will be closed
to unauthorized traffic beginning at 12:01 a.m. (Midnight)
until 3:00 p.m.:
- First Street between Constitution Avenue,
NW and Independence Avenue, SW.
- Pennsylvania Avenue, NW between First Street,
NW and Third Street, NW.
- Maryland Avenue, SW between First Street,
SW and Third Street, NW.
From 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., the following
temporary restrictions will be in effect in addition to the
- Independence Avenue between First Street,
SE and Washington Avenue, SW.
- Constitution Avenue between First Street,
NE and Louisiana Avenue, SW.
- New Jersey Avenue, NW between Constitution
Avenue and Louisiana Avenue, NW
Congressional staff in possession of valid ID
will still have access to their designated parking areas.
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||Officer Jessica Gissubel
||United States Capitol Police
||Public Information Officer