“Throughout Police Week, we express our unending gratitude to our Nation’s law enforcement officers! These brave men and women selflessly confront danger to protect our families and defend our communities. To those in blue who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty, we will never forget you!”
From USA TODAY:
In recent years, police throughout the country have come under intensified scrutiny in the wake of several killings of unarmed black men at the hands of officers, most of them white. Several of those deaths have led to protests and calls for reforms and heightened accountability, especially when the officers have not been penalized.
But when 25,000-40,000 people gather in Washington, D.C., this week to partake in National Police Week activities, they will provide a reminder of the vital role law enforcement serves and the sacrifice many officers and their families have made.