Two Hoosiers honored during National Peace Officers Memorial Service

Two Hoosiers honored during National Peace Officers Memorial Service

Two Hoosiers honored during National Peace Officers Memorial Service

This week is National Police Week and law enforcement agencies all over the country are honoring those killed in the line of duty.

One of the more somber observances of the week is on Monday May 15, which is National Police Memorial Day, when all those fallen police officers nationwide are honored in memorial services across the country.

Speaking on Capitol Hill on Peace Officer Memorial Day, Trump said policemen performed under "the most hard conditions" and met danger often without any recognition.

This President knows in his heart that to make America safe again we must also restore the tradition of respect and honor that is owed to every member of the law enforcement community in America. "It time to work with our cops, not against them".

Trump signed a proclamation on Monday declaring the day "Peace Officer Memorial Day" and the upcoming week "Police Week", The Hill reports.

Trump said, "The attacks on our police must end, and they must end right now".

In addition, my Administration will continue to further the efforts of the Department of Justice to improve the lives of law enforcement officers and their families.

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox was in Havre on Monday to attend a law enforcement memorial to commemorate National Police Week.

The president also spoke directly to children of fallen law enforcement officials, throwing a hat to Micah Glasser the six year old son of slain Phoenix police officer David Glasser.

"We as a family, we as a brotherhood band together, we support these families year in and year out we're there for them", Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle said.

Two other Iowa officers will be added to the memorial after their deaths were determined to have happened in the line of duty. "So it's really a cause for us to take a few minutes and reflect and thank God that there are people out there that will do this job and get up there everyday and go out and patrol out streets".

And the president alluded to his strong support from law enforcement during the 2016 election.

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