U.S. Attorney’s Office Recognizes Police Week
MINNEAPOLIS (STL.News) In honor of National Police Week, Acting U.S. Attorney W. Anders Folk 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.”
“During this week of national recognition, the Department of Justice celebrates the women and men who have devoted their lives to public safety,” said Acting U.S. Attorney W. Anders Folk. “Here in the District of Minnesota, we extend our gratitude to the federal, state, local, and Tribal law enforcement officers who are dedicated to serving and protecting our communities, and honor those who have lost their lives in the line of duty.”
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.