White House goes blue to honor nation's police officers

  • White House goes blue to honor nation's police officers

White House goes blue to honor nation's police officers

Every year since 1982, members of our law enforcement community, their families and friends have gathered on this day in Washington, D.C.to mourn the fallen and remember their heroism through a memorial service.

This day has been observed in our country annually ever since.

So during this National Police Week, we remember the officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty and express our appreciation for the dedicated men and women who keep the peace. The DPS Peace Officer Memorial Service is always held in conjunction with National Police Week.

President Trump announced Monday that he'll light the White House blue to honor police officers for Monday's Peace Officer Memorial Day.

"We remember our fallen brothers and sisters".

Already this year, he noted 118 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty.

In addition, Special Olympics of South Dakota is hosting its annual Law Enforcement Torch Run across the state, which begins today in Sioux Falls and concludes in Spearfish on Thursday, May 18. "I will say it and I will talk about it proudly".

"We like to recognize them", Skropits said. "Those who serve in law enforcement deserve our utmost respect for the work they perform each and every day".

Greensboro Police Chief Wayne Scott recognized the 22 officers that died and commended first responders and others who helped two officers in Guilford County survive after being attacked in recent months. Trump also signed a proclamation honoring police while surrounded by families of law enforcement in the Oval Office.

Decades later, the event, more commonly known as National Police Week, has grown to a series of events which attracts thousands of survivors and law enforcement officers to our Nation's Capital each year.