National Police Week honors law enforcement across the country

He gave the keynote address at a memorial service in Washington for police officers wounded or killed in the line of duty.

The first National Police Memorial Day was proclaimed by President John F. Kennedy in 1962, and the week in which it falls would then be designated National Police Week.

"In the Vice President's opening remarks, he reiterated the Trump administration's commitment to standing with the men and women of law enforcement "without apology". "As a partner with the law enforcement community, we feel a sense of responsibility to showcase all of the positive work that they do all year long as well as be a resource for them".

These fallen officers and their families were honored Monday at the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service at the Jean Dean Public Safety Building, conducted by the Fraternal Order of Police Gold Star Lodge 65.

The bravery shown by police officers such as Keith Palmer in the Westminster terror attack will be remembered at a new police memorial. "This is a demanding career choice, there's a lot of sacrifice for not only those who are in law enforcement, but their families as well". "Believe me, we stand strong together".

The president also spoke directly to children of fallen law enforcement officials, throwing a hat to Micah Glasser the six year old son of slain Phoenix police officer David Glasser.

"And included in safe means safe from crimes, safe from terrorists, and safe from all enemies foreign and domestic". He expressed his support for law enforcement.

All fallen officers were to be remembered at events scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C., as part of National Police Week. We thank them as well. You rush into unknown danger, risking your lives for people you have never met.

"We wish the fearless 22 officers were still with us today".

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