May 13, 2020

Chairman Graham Introduces Resolution Honoring National Police Week

WASHINGTON – Today, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) introduced a resolution to commemorate National Police Week 2020.

“I am grateful for my colleagues’ support of this resolution to recognize National Police Week,” said Graham. “This week, I’m joining my fellow Americans in thanking our nation’s police officers for the important work they do to keep our communities safe. In particular, I would like to commemorate the life and service of Corporal Michael Shawn Latu of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, who lost his life in the process of responding to a call. To Corporal Latu and all of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice protecting our country, and their families and loved ones, I thank you and dedicate this resolution to you.”

The resolution:

  • designates the week of May 10 through May 16, 2020, as ‘‘National Police Week’’;
  • expresses unwavering support for law enforcement officers across the United States in the pursuit of preserving safe and secure communities;
  • recognizes the need to ensure that law enforcement officers have the equipment, training, and resources that are necessary in order to protect the health and safety of the officers while the officers protect the public;
  • recognizes the law enforcement community for continual unseen acts of sacrifice and heroism, especially in the midst of the COVID–19 pandemic crisis faced by the United States;
  • acknowledges that police officers and other law enforcement personnel, especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, should be remembered and honored;
  • expresses condolences and solemn appreciation to the loved ones of each law enforcement officer who has made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty; and
  • encourages the people of the United States to observe National Police Week by honoring law enforcement personnel and promoting awareness of the essential mission that law enforcement personnel undertake in service to their communities and the United States.

The full text of the resolution is HERE.