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Statement on National Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week


Washington, May 15, 2013 -

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed into law legislation designating May 15th as National Peace Officers Day. It falls in the middle of National Police Week, which pays tribute to the work of local, state, and federal law enforcement officers across the United States.

Congressman Miller released the following statement in observance of National Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week:

“On this National Peace Officers Memorial Day, I would like to express my gratitude for the heroism and dedication of our nation’s law enforcement officers. These brave men and women put their lives on the line each and every day to keep families in San Bernardino County and across our nation safe. As we express our appreciation for their work and the sacrifices they make to protect our communities, we also mourn those who have fallen in the line of duty. Words cannot begin to express the sorrow we feel for their families and friends for their loss.

Keeping our neighborhoods safe from the horrors of gang violence, human trafficking, domestic violence, and other criminal activities remains a top priority of mine. It is vital that we ensure that those who have dedicated their careers to protecting the public have the resources necessary to fulfill their mission. I will continue to work in Congress during these fiscally challenging times to prioritize funding to strengthen public safety efforts and support our region’s law enforcement officers.”

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