Peace Officers Memorial Day is May 15th, and TRITECHFORENSICS would like to take a moment to remember those men and women who gave their lives in the line of duty. In 2011, there were 166 duty-related deaths, and thus far in 2012, there have been 36 deaths. For additional information on each officer and his or her death, visit the Officer Down Memorial Page here.
President Obama released a proclamation that said, in part, “Every day, public safety officers work tirelessly to protect our citizens, enforce our laws, and keep our neighborhoods safe. They report for duty knowing full well the dangers they face and the sacrifices they may be called upon to make. This week, we pay tribute to the thousands of men and women who serve us with extraordinary bravery, and we remember the heroes who have laid down their lives in pursuit of a safer, more just society.”
The proclamation also praised the families of those who serve. “We owe a profound debt to all those who have worn the badge, and to the families whose care enables them to serve with courage and pride. When the unthinkable happens and officers give their lives or are seriously injured in the line of duty, we have an obligation to give their loved ones the support they deserve. During Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, we recall the selflessness of our law enforcement officers and their families, and we honor all those who devote their lives to forging a stronger, safer America. Let us reflect on their invaluable contributions as we enjoy the peace they bring to our communities, and let us vow that their service will never be taken for granted.”
From TRITECHFORENSICS, we extend our sympathies to the families of those who paid the ultimate price for our safety. It is a sacrifice that we do not take for granted.