Law Enforcement Officers Remembered for 'National Peace Officers Memorial Day'

Fallen officers remembered at national candlelight vigil

National Police Week honors law enforcement

The courageous men and women of our Nation's law enforcement work long hours, often in unsafe situations, to protect our lives, liberty, and property.

Chambers Sheriff Brian Hawthorne and Chambers County Commissioners Court paid tribute to fallen officers last week during the "Moment at the Memorial" ceremony for officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. We will never forget their courage. Everyone is encouraged to attend to show support to our men and women in law enforcement. Marked by the tolling of a bell, seven names were read when IL was called, including Rockford Police Officer Jaimie Cox.

More than 100 law enforcement personal, and friends and family of Det. He called on Congress to pass a law that would create new federal penalties for those who killed officers. "Quietly, and often without recognition, they face danger to protect us every single day". We appreciate the opportunity to work with community members every day and we remain committed to collaborating with the community to make Marshalltown a great place to live, recreate and work. We must not take their devotion to duty for granted, and we must do everything in our power to ensure their physical and mental well-being. "It's fitting to remember our local law enforcement officers on a week that remembers those who dedicate their lives for the protection of others". With reverence for all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, the United States Attorney's Office is committed to combating crimes of violence, and the drug, gun, and gang offenses that fuel them, and preserving public and police safety.

In 2017, 129 officers lost their lives.

These occurrences, and the possibility of danger, weigh heavily on the hearts and minds of each police officer's family.

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Friday night's memorial and candlelight vigil were held as part of National Police Week, which ends on Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 15.

Providing a means for individuals, businesses, and communities to express their appreciation for law enforcement officers.

The New Providence Police officers raised nearly $6,000 in order to ride and spent an additional $2,000 of their own funds to purchase bicycles, uniforms and additional items needed for the three day ride.

According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, Texas leads in officer related deaths in the nation.

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