Attorney General Fox Marks 2014 Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police Week

Attorney General Tim Fox, Montana’s chief legal and law enforcement officer, issued the following statement in honor of the 2014 Peace Officers Memorial Day and the 2014 National Police Week:

“On this, the 2014 Peace Officers Memorial Day, I want to express my personal admiration for the men and women of Montana’s city, county, and state law enforcement agencies, as well as the federal and tribal law enforcement officers who work here in Montana. These fine individuals have embraced the noble calling of public service as they risk their lives every day to keep our communities safe. To the families of those officers who have died in the line of duty and paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect their fellow citizens, know that your deceased loved ones are the real heroes of our time. As the 2014 National Police Week draws to a close on Saturday, I urge all Montanans to reach out to law enforcement officers in your communities and thank them for all they do to make Montana safer and stronger.”

Police Week first began in 1962 when President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and its calendar week as National Police Week. This week, thousands of law enforcement officers from all over the world are gathering in Washington, DC, to honor the men and women who have fallen in the line of duty.

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