'End the Reckless Words of Incitement' Against Police Officers

Kathleen Mckinney
May 17, 2017

"Those who serve in law enforcement deserve our utmost respect for the work they perform each and every day".

On a quiet morning in Racine's Hantschel Park, bagpipes cut through the air as part of a nationwide recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following statement in commemoration of National Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police Week 2017.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week.

"We dedicate the names of the 394 officers added this year to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, recognizing the sacrifices these men and women made to protect their country and communities", Floyd continued.

The president called such attacks on police "a stain on the very fabric of our society", and said that they "must end right now". "Law enforcement officers run to danger".

Massachusetts State Trooper Thomas Clardy and Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarantino were included in a list of 143 law enforcement officers whose names will be engraved onto the wall of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. "It hits home because this could happen to any one of us", Robinson said. He's one of 48 Honolulu Police officers who died on the job, remembered at Monday night's candlelight vigil. A year ago also saw the highest number of officers killed in ambush-style attacks in over two decades.

"It's nice to see people outside of law enforcement haven't forgotten and it's nice for the Mayors Coalition and the Governor's Office to put things together for this".

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