Today U.S. Senators Josh Hawley and Roy Blunt of Missouri joined Senate colleagues in cosponsoring a resolution declaring May 12th through 18th National Police Week.
The resolution is in remembrance of the 159 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty across the country last year, including FBI Special Agent Melissa Morrow, Officer Christopher R. Morton of the Clinton Police Department, Deputy Aaron P. Roberts of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and Deputy Casey L. Shoemate of the Miller County Sheriff's Office.
“While others run away from danger, police officers are the first to run towards it. They have seen horrible crime and tragedy, yet they still put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe,” Senator Hawley said. “While we can never thank them enough for their service, this week we honor the brave men and women lost in the line of duty and express our gratitude to those who continue to diligently serve and protect our communities.”
“We owe a debt of gratitude to these brave heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice serving our communities and our nation,” Senator Blunt said. “Every day, law enforcement personnel go to work without knowing what danger they may face. As we mark National Police Week, we honor those who lost their lives in the line of duty and show our gratitude to the selfless men and women who keep our communities safe.”
Text of the full resolution can be found here.