A Week Dedicated To Honor Law Enforcement
Galveston County District Attorney's Office
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   Sheriff Deputies Catch Felony Theft Suspects
ߦ   Sheriff Searching for Robbery Suspects
ߦ   Woman Arrested For Assaulting Deputy
ߦ   30 Year Sentence For Intoxicated Manslaughter
ߦ   Burnet County Sheriff's Office - Inmate/Arrests Summary
ߦ   Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger 58 miles offshore Galveston
ߦ   Constables Arrests Fleeing Felon
ߦ   DPS Welcomes 92 New Highway Patrol Troopers
ߦ   Former Judge Sentenced to Prison for Federal Obstruction and Theft Charges
ߦ   Four Red River County Men Indicted for Conspiring to Distribute Methamphetamine
ߦ   Operation Grinch Pinch
ߦ   Paris Police Dept - Daily Activity Summary
ߦ   Traffic Fatality on Brushy Creek Road
ߦ   Constables Arrests Man For Evading Arrest In Vehicle
ߦ   Galveston College Community Chorale sets holiday concert
ߦ   ViCAP Links Murders to Prolific Serial Killer
ߦ   K9 Teams - Beyond the Basics of Search and Rescue and Recovery
ߦ   HIRING POLICE OFFICER - La Marque Police Dept.
ߦ   As Crowd Of By-Standers Shoot Video Of Officer Being Attacked; Good Samaritan Stops To Help
ߦ   Ballistic vests, constable cameras part of county law enforcement upgrades
ߦ   Injured Fayette Co. deputy strong, defiant as he recalls being shot on duty
ߦ   MOST WANTED - Galveston County Sheriff
ߦ   Plano police use donated helicopter for sky-high training
ߦ   Animal Cruelty Arrest
ߦ   Fire Captain Rescues 5 Year Old Child
ߦ   Reminder - Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
ߦ   Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Strangling and Leaving Victim Unconscious on Roadside
ߦ   Houston Police Dept. Incident Reports
ߦ   Galveston County District Attorney Announces 'Tree of Angels' Celebration
ߦ   Attention All Galveston Bay Area Racers And Fans!!!
ߦ   Motorsports Expo to Benefit Galveston County Children's Advocacy Center
ߦ   Deported killer arrested at border entering the U.S.
ߦ   Fort Bend County Trial Information
ߦ   Mexican Prosecutors visit Federal Prosecutors in Eastern District of Texas
ߦ   Top Ten Stolen Vehicles for October 2018

 
Search Archives:

A WEEK DEDICATED TO HONOR LAW ENFORCEMENT

By: Linda Telfah
Chief of the Victim Assistance Unit

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. This annual observance is to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice and have given their lives in the line of duty. Ceremonies held during this week are a poignant expression of appreciation and gratitude to honor fallen officers whose end of watch occurred in service to their communities.

Tragically, there has been a wave of attacks on police officers in this country. In 2017, 128 police officers died in the line of duty, with 44 of them were shot and killed.  143 officers died in the line of duty in 2016, with 66 of them being shot and killed.  And so far in 2018, 48 officers have died in the line of duty nationwide, with over half of the deaths resulting from shootings.

Police officers give selflessly of themselves in the line of duty, demonstrating courage, professionalism and fearlessness in very dangerous situations. Their aim is to protect and serve, uphold justice, and make our communities a safer place to live. These dedicated men and women who put their lives on the line every day deserve our respect and heartfelt appreciation for what they do for citizens every day.

National Police Week, May 13 through May 19, and Peace Officers Memorial Day held on May 15, gives us the opportunity to pause and to honor these brave law enforcement officers and to reflect on their commitment to protecting and serving our communities.

Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
  Facebook   Share link on Twitter Tweet   Shared 1 times
© 1999-2018 The Police News. All rights reserved.