NATIONAL POLICE MEMORIAL WEEK

 

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, the calendar week in which it falls was proclaimed “Police Week” in recognition of the service given by the men and women who night and day protect the citizens through enforcement of our laws; 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;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kenneth C. Boyd, Chairman on behalf of the Albemarle Board of County Supervisors, do hereby declare and set aside the week of

 

                     May 11 through May 17, 2008, as

 

                     NATIONAL POLICE MEMORIAL WEEK

 

and call upon all citizens to recognize the significant efforts and accomplishments of these officers.

 

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