National Police Week 2024

National Police Week 2024

National Police Week 2024

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“National Police Week”
May 12-18, 2024

WHEREAS,                 in 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week; and

WHEREAS,                 there are approximately 800,000 law enforcement officers serving in communities across the United States, including the dedicated members of the City of Goodland Police Department; and

WHEREAS,                 the members of the Goodland Police Department play an important role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms of the citizens of our community; and

WHEREAS,                 since the first recorded death in 1791, over 20,000 law enforcement officers in the United States have made the ultimate sacrifice and been killed in the line of duty; and

WHEREAS,                 May 15 is designated as Peace Officers Memorial Day, in honor of all fallen officers and their families and U.S. flags should be flown at half-staff; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Aaron Thompson, Mayor of the City of Goodland, do hereby proclaim the week of May 12-18, 2024 as National Police Week in the City of Goodland and encourage all citizens to publicly salute the service of law enforcement officers in our community and in communities across the nation.

, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the CITY OF GOODLAND, KANSAS, to be affixed this 6th day of May 2024.                                                             ____________________________________
                                                            Aaron Thompson, Mayor