White House goes blue to honor nation's police officers
- Author: Leroy Wright May 18, 2017,
May 18, 2017, 0:47
"The sculpture is capturing what it is to be a police officer and family", said Austin Weishel, who has created many other police memorials.
The group gathered at Kannapolis City Hall in honor of Police Officers Memorial Day on Monday, May 15, which kicks of National Police Week. A year ago also saw the highest number of officers killed in ambush-style attacks in over two decades.
He was just 30 years old, on the force for only a year. "He was a Smith County Sheriff's deputy".
Harold Weinke, a 32-year veteran of the Sauk County Sheriff's Department, worked with his son at the time of the accident and now serves several organizations that provide support to officers and families who have lost loved ones in the line of duty.
"It is entirely fitting that those officers and staff who give their lives in the line of duty should be remembered with a lasting tribute".
The ceremony concluded with a 21-gun salute and the playing of taps as the flag was lowered to half-staff.
The White House was lit up in blue on Monday to honor the nation's police officers as part of National Law Enforcement Memorial Day. "I thank all of the law enforcement agencies involved for their efforts today, and I ask all Montanans to reach out to the law enforcement officers in their community, thank them for the work they do, and thank them for the sacrifices they make". In addition to law enforcement, area fire departments and emergency medical services were also honored.
"Black lives matter" are considered reckless words of incitement, but telling police they matter above all else is not? TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 15, 2017, as Peace Officers Memorial Day and May 14 through May 20, 2017, as Police Week. "And there's even one that they located several years ago that goes back to the early 1900s who was only an officer for a few days, before he was killed".
Deputy Rafter was shot by a prisoner he was transporting in 1983. He reportedly died instantly. He died a day later from his injuries. Brown's vehicle was crushed when a gasoline transporter overturned. Both men were killed. Higdon and another trooper stopped two tractor-trailers.