Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Flags will be flown at half-staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day

Flags will be flown at half-staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day

"We honor our law enforcement officers every day of the year, but on Peace Officers Memorial Day, we show our support by lowering our flags to half-staff", said Craig W. Floyd, Memorial Fund Chief Executive Officer.

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump used an event that honored fallen law enforcement officers on Tuesday to rail against sanctuary cities and the MS-13 gang as he called for the death penalty for those who kill police officers.

"In his life and service, Deputy Allery exemplified courage and a willingness to do whatever had to be done regardless of circumstance", Sen. Delong was driving a Chevrolet pickup, which was reportedly stolen from Devils Lake.

Sheriff Jay Jones referred to the job of a police officer as not just a job, but a calling.

Of the 93 officers killed in 2017, 46 were killed in line-of-duty incidents as a result of felonious acts - this is a 30 percent decrease from 2016, when 66 law enforcement officer were killed in line-of-duty incidents as a result of felonious acts. "Our officers deserve the respect of the communities and country they keep safe". The men and women of the Marshalltown Police Department are dedicated to providing our community with high quality and professional law enforcement services. This code facilitates rapid dissemination of critical information to law enforcement agencies and the public about violent offenders who have killed, seriously injured, or who pose an imminent and credible threat to law enforcement officers.

After the proclamation, Mayor Randy Ahrens invited the public to the short ceremony Wednesday at city building to honor National Police Memorial Week. The resolution also created National Police Week as an annual tribute to law enforcement service and sacrifice.

On Thursday, May 17, Maine will hold its own Fallen Officers Ceremony in Augusta, at 11 a.m.at the Maine Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. While there may be a few bad actors, law enforcement officers work in a system that provides numerous opportunities for criticism, redress, appeal, and improvement. Since 1994 when the bill was amended, it's one of the few other federally and presidentially recognized days of remembrance alongside Memorial Day, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, and Patriot Day where the USA flag is flown at half-staff.

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