Acting U.S. Attorney Ellison C. Travis Recognizes Police Week
(STL.News) In honor of National Police Week, Acting U.S. Attorney Ellison C. Travis 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 Attorney General 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.”
Acting U.S. Attorney Travis stated, ““Every day, law enforcement personnel confront the darkest aspects of our world. They are dedicated public servants who are sworn to protect the public any time that peace, safety, and justice are threatened. This week especially, we honor their service, pray for those wounded in the line of duty, and cherish the memories of the fallen.”
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.