Law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe and respond in times of crisis. They help keep our neighborhoods safe so we can go to school, work and enjoy time with our families. They also spend long hours away from their own loved ones in often dangerous places and situations. Sadly, many of them never return home.
To salute the dedication and sacrifice of law enforcement officers and their families, in 1962 Congress established May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week on which it falls as National Police Week.
It is a time for communities across the country to honor and remember the officers who were killed in the line of duty. It is also a time to reflect on how blessed we are to have such amazing and selfless officers here in Michigan.
The Senate Republicans have worked to increase support for our state and local law enforcement. The Senate’s approved 2016-2017 budget plan dedicates additional funding for public safety and more state troopers.
The debt we owe to fallen officers cannot be fully repaid, but National Police Week offers us a chance to honor their service and sacrifice.
In observation of police week, we encourage you to take a moment to thank our outstanding law enforcement officers for all they do to make our state and communities safe.
If you would like to learn more, visit PoliceWeek.org.