Honoring our fallen peace officers
This week, our nation honors those we often take for granted – our peace keepers.
These officers encompass those who serve our communities as police officers, sheriff’s deputies and other law enforcement agents.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy identified May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which it lies as National Police Week.
Often the public mischaracterizes the actual job of a police officer. Their job is to protect and serve, as many agencies have labeled on the side of their vehicles. Often we focus on the dangerous aspects of their jobs, and that’s part of the importance of this week. Police officers are a vital aspect of any community. Just their presence alone keeps us safe from many types of crime.