White House goes blue to honor nation's police officers

Jackie Newman
May 18, 2017

He spoke of how he felt law enforcement officers have been treated unfairly lately.

"This morning, the President and the Vice President joined tens of thousands of officers and friends of law enforcement at the annual Peace Officers Memorial Service at the United States Capitol". We must begin with recognizing their sacrifices and saying thank you.

"As of today, 292 Arkansas law enforcement officers have perished, including two K-9 officers", he said.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the federal agency charged with conducting research to improve working conditions and prevent work-related injury and illness among USA workers and this mission extends to police officers.

The calendar indicated that the observance of National Police Week started Monday and will continue through Sunday. "And there's even one that they located several years ago that goes back to the early 1900s who was only an officer for a few days, before he was killed".

During the last 10 years, 1,512 officers have died in the line of duty, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. "And you've already found it, believe me". "This is a demanding career choice, there's a lot of sacrifice for not only those who are in law enforcement, but their families as well".

Names they chose to give their sons, never wishing they'd hear them uttered at a memorial service. "My thoughts and prayers are with the Broadwater County Sheriff's Office, the deputy's family and the community". It's most fitting that we pay tribute to the fallen 22 officers today.

"It is time to work with our cops, not against them, but to support them, not to obstruct, which were doing", he added without elaborating in what ways the nation's law enforcement is being restricted.

"It's nice to see the community support for law enforcement", said Brandi Erickson, whose husband, Justin, serves on the North Platte Police Department. "So much that they have done for the family".

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