Not only is this week National Police Week, but today is Peace Officers Memorial Day. In honor and in memory of fallen officers, flags will be flown at half staff across the nation today.
President Trump’s order reads, in part:
“On Peace Officers Memorial Day and throughout Police Week, we express our unending gratitude to our Nation’s law enforcement officers. Those brave men and women selflessly confront danger to protect our families and defend our communities. We also honor those in blue who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty. We are especially mindful of the tremendous sacrifices of the 106 heroes who laid down their lives last year while protecting their communities.
“Our Nation’s law enforcement officers serve with courage, dedication, and strength. They fearlessly enforce our laws, even at the risk of personal peril, safeguarding our property, our liberty, and our lives. We owe them, and their families, our full and enduring support.”
President Trump went on to say he and the First Lady will light up the White House blue today in appreciation for the nation’s law enforcement officers.