A local church is the location tonight for a special service recognizing fallen Bucks County police officers.

The Bucks County Police memorial service is set to take place tonight at St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church, located at 81 Swamp Rd in Newtown. The ceremony corresponds with the end of National Police Week, a time for police officers to honor their peers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

National Police Week was introduced in 1962 when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day.

The service will honor and respect the officers who gave their lives protecting the Bucks County communities.

Anyone with questions can call Police Memorial Committee Chairman Rick Pasqualini at (215) 986-2800 extension 233.