BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) on Tuesday will host a memorial service at the sheriff’s office to honor fallen officers.

May 15 — also known as National Peace Officers Memorial Day — marks a day meant to honor those who lost their lives in the line of duty. President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation in 1962, officially creating the day of remembrance.

To honor this and National Police Week, which runs from May 15-21, the SCSO will hold the service at 6 p.m.

Twelve officers and one constable have lost their lives in the line of duty while with the sheriff’s office.

News Channel 11 will have live coverage of the service on News Channel 11 at 6 p.m.