(5 ILCS 490/145)
    Sec. 145. Peace Officers Memorial Day; National Peace Officers Memorial Day.
    (a) The first Thursday in May of each year is designated Peace Officers Memorial Day in Illinois. Peace Officers Memorial Day shall be observed throughout the State by the citizens of Illinois with civic remembrances of the sacrifices made on their behalf by the peace officers of Illinois, especially the ultimate sacrifice given by those officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.
    (b) May 15th of each year is recognized in Illinois as National Peace Officers Memorial Day, to be observed throughout the State in coordination with the citizens of the United States with respect and gratitude for the service to America given by peace officers across the nation.
(Source: P.A. 96-518, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)