Governor Abbott Honors Fallen Peace Officers At DPS Memorial Service

Posted May 18, 2017

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following statement in commemoration of National Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police Week 2017. He spoke of how he felt law enforcement officers have been treated unfairly lately.

The Dardanelle Police Department will host another tribute to National Law Enforcement Week at 10 a.m. Friday at the Dardanelle Community Center on State Highway 22.

The flag flew at half staff outside the nation's Capitol Monday morning, in memorial of the 143 officers who fell in the line of duty in 2016. The very sad thing is that today many politicians don't want to say that, they don't want to talk about that, because it's not politically correct, and they think it might hurt them with voters.

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"Last year, 118 officers died in the line of duty, and of those, 66 were victims of malicious attacks".

The family members of the police officers killed in the downtown Dallas ambush on July 7 also attended. Each year at the memorial service, they catch up with old friends who served alongside a loving husband and father.

On this National Police Week, may God himself comfort the families of the fallen here and those looking on, may God bless each of you as you protect and serve, and may God bless the United States of America.

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Republican President Donald Trump bathed the White House in blue light Monday night to honor fallen cops for Peace Officers Memorial Day.

The Houston County Sheriff's Office is remembering four deputies who died in the line of duty. "People don't remember people otherwise", Anderson said.

Ronda Veal, Sgt. Veal's wife, agreed, calling it an honor to be a part of the "law enforcement family".

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Thanking them, Trump, who noted in his remarks that he was in NY when the September 11, 2001, attacks took place, said: "I will make it the personal priority of my administration to ensure that our police are finally treated fairly, with honour and the respect that they deserve". We can never repay them for their years of service, nor can we repay their families for loaning them to us.