May 13, 2021
Resolution Commemorating National Police Week, led by Grassley, Passes Senate Unanimously
WASHINGTON – The Senate this evening unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution led by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, commemorating National Police Week 2021. The resolution honors the selfless dedication and sacrifice made by law enforcement officers across the country to protect and serve American communities.
“Being a police officer isn’t just a job. It’s a calling. I commend these public servants for answering that call. Over the last year, many officers have faced exceptional, demoralizing attacks. Departments have struggled to retain and recruit new officers. Our country will be better served by more qualified individuals in law enforcement, not fewer. Through this bipartisan resolution and the Senate’s ongoing legislative work, we will continue to support the men and women in law enforcement,” Grassley said.
Patrick Yoes, Fraternal Order of Police National President, said, “There are some 800,000 men and women in law enforcement who pin on a badge each day and protect their respective communities with honor and compassion. During National Police Week, we recognize the sacrifices made every day by our law enforcement officers and their families. We also remember our fallen brothers and sisters who made the ultimate sacrifice. The Fraternal Order of Police is grateful to Ranking Member Grassley and Chairman Durbin for their leadership on this resolution honoring our nation’s law enforcement.”
Laura Cooper, Major Cities Chiefs Association Executive Director, said, “On this solemn week, we remember the brave law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their communities. The MCCA thanks Sen. Grassley, Sen. Durbin, and the distinguished members of the Senate for honoring these officers with S. Res. 215. While we are unable to gather in person this year to celebrate their lives, their memories will not be forgotten.”
This year's resolution is cosponsored by a bipartisan group of 78 senators.
Earlier Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced a slate of measures to protect and further support law enforcement officers. Sen. Grassley authored or sponsored each of those measures.
The full text of the resolution is?HERE.
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