(Juneau) Police officers throughout Dodge County are being recognized for National Police Week. From May 9th through the 15th, the county’s officers along with law enforcers throughout the country are honored for their mission to safeguard the lives, property, and constitutional rights of all citizens. President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar that date falls on as National Police Week. This year’s focus is officer safety and wellness. Several virtual events are planned, including a candlelight vigil this Thursday to honor those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The vigil will be lived streamed on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Facebook page at 7pm. Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt says law officers are required to make spit-second decisions in the face of unknown danger around every corner. Schmidt says officers are called on to protect and serve regardless of the weather conditions, time of day, or personal commitments.