NATIONAL POLICE MEMORIAL WEEKPRIVATE
WHEREAS, May 15 of each year was proclaimed "Police Officer's Memorial Day" by President John F. Kennedy on October 1, 1962, in honor of those peace officers who, through their courageous deeds, have lost their lives or become disabled in the performance of duty; and
WHEREAS, Albemarle County is faithfully served by a professional and committed Police Department whose men and women are dedicated to providing outstanding service to the community; and
WHEREAS, these days of increasing fear, rising crime, reckless acts of violence, recall to our minds President Kennedy's words of praise for these officers as "truly men and women of courage, judgment and dedication;" and
WHEREAS, we share his sentiments and agree that it is time to remind the public of the day-by-day heroism of our officers, both those on active duty and those who have given their lives in the line of duty; and
WHEREAS, we will be recognizing Police Memorial Day in Albemarle County with a special ceremony to be held on May 17, 2006;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Dennis S. Rooker, Chairman on behalf of the Albemarle Board of County Supervisors, do hereby declare and set aside the week of
May 14 through May 20, 2006, as
NATIONAL POLICE MEMORIAL WEEK
and call upon all citizens to recognize the significant efforts and accomplishments of these officers.
Signed and sealed this 10th day of May, 2006.
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