Acting U.S. Attorney Clay Joyner Recognizes Police Week
Oxford, MI (STL.News) In honor of National Police Week, Acting U.S. Attorney Clay Joyner recognizes the service and sacrifice of federal, state, local, and Tribal law enforcement. This year, the week is observed Sunday, May 9 through Saturday, May 15, 2021.
“This week is a time to honor our law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation,” said United States Attorney General Merrick B. Garland. “I am constantly inspired by the extraordinary courage and dedication with which members of law enforcement act each day, putting their lives on the line to make our communities safer. To members of law enforcement and your families: we know that not a single day, nor a single week, is enough to recognize your service and sacrifice. On behalf of the entire Department of Justice, you have our unwavering support and eternal gratitude.”
“Law enforcement officers are deserving of our gratitude and respect, particularly during this time when we honor those who have lost their lives in the line of duty,” remarked Acting United States Attorney Clay Joyner. “I am constantly humbled to be able to work with these men and women who run towards danger rather than away from it, and by the sacrifices that they and their families make in service to their communities and their country.”
In 1962, President Kennedy issued the first proclamation for Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police Week to remember and honor law enforcement officers for their service and sacrifices.