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Graham Introduces Resolution Recognizing National Police Week

WASHINGTON – Today, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) introduced a resolution commemorating National Police Week 2019.

“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 and honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.”

The resolution:

  • designates the week of May 12 through May 18, 2019, as “National Police Week”;
  • expresses strong support for law enforcement officers across the United States in the efforts that those officers undertake to build safer and more secure communities;
  • recognizes the need to ensure that law enforcement officers have the equipment, training, and resources necessary to protect the health and safety of the officers while the officers are protecting the public;
  • recognizes the law enforcement community for the continual selfless acts of sacrifice and bravery carried out by the members of that community;
  • acknowledges that police officers and other law enforcement personnel, especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, should be remembered and honored;
  • expresses condolences 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 with appropriate ceremonies and activities that promote awareness of the vital role that law enforcement officers perform in service to the United States and the communities in which those officers serve.

All 100 Senators are cosponsors of the resolution.