U.S. Attorney’s Office Recognizes National Police Week, Sacrifice and Dedication of Fallen Central Illinois Officers
SPRINGFIELD, IL (STL.News) In honor of National Police Week, on behalf of the Central District of Illinois’ U.S. Attorney’s Office, Acting U.S. Attorney Douglas J. Quivey recognizes the dedication and sacrifice of local, state, and federal police officers. This year, the week is observed Sunday, May 9 through Saturday, May 15, 2021. In the Central District of Illinois, more than 300 municipal police departments, 46 county sheriff’s offices, Illinois State Police, and federal agents serve and protect more than 2.2 million citizens every day.
“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 Merrick 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.”
“The past year has been incredibly trying for all law enforcement officers, including those who serve the Central District of Illinois,” said Acting U.S.