"And so I think it's important to honor them and give them the respect they deserve" says Lora Baker, who's mother was a Tulsa police officer and has several other family members in law enforcement. He had dedicated more than 20 years of his life to law enforcement. "And over the past decade, there's been an average of about 150 officers a year that have been killed in the line of duty". We will never forget their courage. Civil rights groups have opposed the legislation, saying the "superfluous" legislation promotes the "untrue. unhelpful and dangerous" narrative that there's a "war on police" and "will have a negative impact on the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve".
Also attending will be concerned citizens will all come together along with 508 police family survivors from 27 states to recognize and remember fallen officers from across the nation.
"We believe criminals who kill our police should get the death penalty, bring it forth", he added. Another officer returned fire and killed the suspect. And please join me in thanking all the wonderful women and men who put themselves in harm's way daily.
The safety and health of our officers must be a priority for all Americans.
Isaac said the service is about honoring the memory, dedication and commitment to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. 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.
We demand a lot from our law enforcement officers these days.
On Sunday night fallen officers from all 50 states were recognized at our nation's capital.
The Annual Police Week Memorial Service will be held on Friday, at 7 p.m., at the Houston Police Officers Memorial site at 2400 Memorial Drive to honor those officers who have given their lives in the line of duty.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day during the nationally celebrated Police Week. Police Chief Keith Brothers tells KMA News the annual event pays tribute to officers across the country who lost their lives in the past year.