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White House goes blue to honor nation's police officers

Sandy Vega | 22 May, 2017, 17:15

Law enforcement officers all over the Mid-South are participating in and hosting various activities during National Police Week.

Trump signed a proclamation to mark Peace Officers' Memorial Week and Police Week. "The names of more than 21,000 men and women who wore the uniform grace the Memorial walls, and they deserve all the recognition this day bestows on them".

President Donald Trump proclaimed Monday, May 15, as Peace Officers Memorial Day and this entire week, as Police week.

Across the country people are honoring Police Officer Memorial Week, a way of honoring the law enforcement officers who paid the ultimate price.

Trump says in the Oval Office that police officers have "had it with what's going on" and notes that 118 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in 2016.

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".

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Honoring the men and women in blue who gave their lives in the line of duty. Local officer says they were honored to show their support to families.

All of their names will be added to the National Peace Officer Memorial Wall.

The Law Enforcement Memorial Service will take place on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. This includes supporting the Officer Safety and Wellness Group, which improves officer safety on the job, and accelerating the processing of benefits through the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program, which provides vital resources to the families of fallen officers.

President Trump politicized a longstanding bipartisan tradition honoring fallen police officers on Monday, attacking his political opponents while promising to stand up for police officers.

"And included in safe means safe from crimes, safe from terrorists, and safe from all enemies foreign and domestic".

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