May 16, 2012
On Monday May14, 2012 I was honored to sponsor a proclamation at the Metropolitan King County Council proclaiming May 13-19 as Police Week. The proclamation also recognized those men and women who have fallen in the line of duty
We cannot thank the brave men and women of law enforcement enough for what they do every day. Honoring our Sheriff’s Department and all law enforcement agencies by designating this week as Police Week is a small thing we can do to show our support and stand with these officers that keep us safe day in and day out.
In King County we have over 3,100 officers, including the dedicated members of the King County Sheriff’s Department; since the first recorded death in 1791, almost 20,000 law enforcement officers in the United States have died in the line of duty.
15 King County Sheriffs Deputies are among the 94 members of law enforcement in King County who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The names of these dedicated local public servants are engraved on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C as well as The Washington State Law Enforcement Memorial in Olympia.
New names of fallen heroes are being added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial this spring, including 163 officers killed in 2011 and 199 officers killed in previous years. Three names were added to the Washington State Law Enforcement Memorial in Olympia on May 4; Pierce County Deputy Shandon Wright, Mount Rainier National Park Ranger Margaret Anderson and Washington State Trooper Tony Radulescu.
I urge you to take the time to visit these websites and learn more about the brave officers that keep our streets safe and have given the ultimate sacrifice. I would also ask you to take a moment next time you see a law enforcement officer to thank them for their sacrifice and service to our communities. Let them know we don’t take them for granted and we are thankful they are there to keep us secure.
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