Acting U.S. Attorney Donald E. Clark Recognizes Police Week
PORTLAND, ME (STL.News) In honor of National Police Week, Acting U.S. Attorney Donald E. Clark 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 Merrick B. 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 employees of the U.S. Attorney’s Office are honored to work with our federal, state, local and Tribal law enforcement partners,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Clark. “Especially during a global pandemic, the job of a law enforcement officer is difficult and often dangerous. National Police Week provides an opportunity for the communities served by law enforcement to express their support and thanks.”
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.