In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day. The week in which that dates falls is National Police Week. This year National Police week is May 12, 2019 through May 18, 2019.
In honor of National Police week, we would like to thank the Officers that are still protecting our nation, those who have retired, and those that made the ultimate sacrifice.
Thank you for protecting your community. They give up holidays, birthdays, family gatherings, school events, sports games, etc. so we can enjoy time with our families.
Thank you for risking your life for ours. Every time an Officer starts another shift, they are not guaranteed to return home but they still answer every call. They do whatever it takes to keep us safe. According to USA Today, 144 Officers perished in the line of duty in the 2018 across our Nation.
Most importantly, thank you for doing a job most of us couldn’t do. It takes a strong and brave person to deal with the things they do on a daily basis. A police officer is able to handle the pressure to make the best decision in that moment. Not many people can knowingly put their lives in danger like these men and women do.
Take a moment to thank any Officers that you see for keeping us safe. Be sure to wave when an officer passes by. Without them, our society would not survive. They are the glue that binds our Nation. They are our real hometown heroes.