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National Police Week honors law enforcement across the country

19 Mai 2017

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following statement in commemoration of National Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police Week 2017. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 15, 2017, as Peace Officers Memorial Day and May 14 through May 20, 2017, as Police Week.

According to the White House, 118 officers killed in the line of duty in the United States previous year, including 66 in malicious attacks - a 40 percent increase from 2015.

Shepard spoke about bills still being debated in the legislature that would benefit police officers, including one that would allow them to retire sooner.

Gov. Greg Abbott was the keynote speaker for the event honoring the Texas troopers, special agents and Texas Rangers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

The White House is lit in blue to honor police officers killed in. Police officers were also honored during a ceremony at the Minnesota State Capitol.

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"I've been in law enforcement for 37 years, so I know more than a handful of the names on the list unfortunately", says Barre Police Chief Tim Bombardier.

Trump promised to fund, train, and equip law enforcement agencies around the country as part of his promise to keep America safe.

And the president alluded to his strong support from law enforcement during the 2016 election.

He appeared with peace officers, noting "some of you have suffered greatly and we're going to take care of it". They came to hear President Donald Trump and to see their law enforcement family turn out in force.

National Peace Officer Memorial Day was created by President John F. Kennedy in 1962.

National Police Week honors law enforcement across the country