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File #: 15-3431    Version: 1 Name: NATIONAL PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL DAY AND POLICE WEEK
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 5/15/2015 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 5/20/2015 Final action: 5/20/2015
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION A RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING NATIONAL PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL DAY AND POLICE WEEK WHEREAS, established by President John F. Kennedy on October 1, 1962, each year, the president of the United States proclaims May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week of each year during which such May 15 occurs as National Police Week; and WHEREAS, on Peace Officers Memorial Day and throughout National Police Week, the United States of America will honor and pay tribute to all the federal, state, and local officers who have lost their lives or have been seriously injured in the line of duty; and WHEREAS, according to the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, since the first known line-of-duty death in 1791, more than 20,000 United States law enforcement officers have died as a result of performing their job; and WHEREAS, in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day, on Friday, May 15, 2015, U.S. and state flags across the nation are flown at half-st...
Sponsors: STANLEY MOORE, TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), LUIS ARROYO JR, RICHARD R. BOYKIN, JERRY BUTLER, JOHN P. DALEY, JOHN A. FRITCHEY, BRIDGET GAINER, JESÚS G. GARCÍA, ELIZABETH "LIZ" DOODY GORMAN, GREGG GOSLIN, JOAN PATRICIA MURPHY, TIMOTHY O. SCHNEIDER, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, ROBERT STEELE, LARRY SUFFREDIN, JEFFREY R. TOBOLSKI
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING NATIONAL PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL DAY AND POLICE WEEK

WHEREAS, established by President John F. Kennedy on October 1, 1962, each year, the president of the United States proclaims May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week of each year during which such May 15 occurs as National Police Week; and

WHEREAS, on Peace Officers Memorial Day and throughout National Police Week, the United States of America will honor and pay tribute to all the federal, state, and local officers who have lost their lives or have been seriously injured in the line of duty; and

WHEREAS, according to the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, since the first known line-of-duty death in 1791, more than 20,000 United States law enforcement officers have died as a result of performing their job; and

WHEREAS, in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day, on Friday, May 15, 2015, U.S. and state flags across the nation are flown at half-staff and throughout National Police Week, and annual memorial services are performed to commemorate those officers that have made the ultimate sacrifice; and

WHEREAS, through their selfless dedication and commitment to carry out their sworn duties, peace officers protect our communities and freedoms and shield us from harm, regardless of the peril and danger that their jobs presents; and

WHEREAS, on Peace Officers Memorial Day, all the residents of Cook County will keep in their hearts, thoughts, and prayers, the families and loved ones of all our fallen peace officers that died serving Cook County and our great nation; and

WHEREAS, in observance of the service that fallen peace officers have given to our society, we recognize that they personify what it means to be a public servant; and while we can never repay our deep indebtedness to them, we honor and uphold what they died for by doing what we can to make our communities safe and being vigilant against crime and ...

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