While no one is ideal, most of the people who work in law enforcement are well-intentioned, good-hearted people, trying to do their best at a job that can be quite challenging at times. "I am thankful for all they do to keep our communities safe and their willingness to answer the ultimate call of duty".
Congressman Lloyd Doggett says he attended the candlelight vigil in DC a few years ago, and when he found out Texas is number one in the nation for officer deaths, he made a few comments.
The other two officers honors were Lt. Albert Grosskopf with the Milwaukee Police Department - he died in 1943 - and Officer Charles Freiherr with the Sheboygan Police Department.
The U.S. Capitol event honors law enforcement officers who have fallen in the line of duty. Night and day, on weekends and holidays, in good weather and bad, throughout the 30,000 square miles of the Northern District, there are local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement officers on the job protecting our families, friends, communities and countryside.
These character traits of persevering through difficulties and never giving up displayed by law enforcement officers is "a testament about what is best about our country", Moore said. It was announced at the vigil Sunday evening that the Police Unity Tour raised $2.5 million for a museum dedicated to police.
Coburn gave a solemn reminder that roughly 190 police officers across the US have died in the line of duty since 2017.
Brian Coleman, a Citrus County commissioner and former CCSO deputy, and Inverness Councilman Cabot McBride proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officer Memorial Day.
Last, but certainly not least, there are a great group of county conservation officers, DNR officers, state police officers and state police investigators who routinely provide valuable law enforcement services in our community. The courageous men and women of our Nation's law enforcement work long hours, often in unsafe situations, to protect our lives, liberty, and property.
It's a day set aside to honor all peace officers who have died or been injured in the line of duty.
This year, the names of 360 officers killed in the line of duty are being added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Col. Winquist, Mayor Allan Fung, and U.S. Attorney Stephen Dambruch all gave remarks.