Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2018, 23203-23204 [2018-10720]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 96 / Thursday, May 17, 2018 / Presidential Documents 23203 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9748 of May 11, 2018 Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2018 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On Peace Officers Memorial Day and during Police Week, we acknowledge the incredible service and sacrifices law enforcement personnel make each day for their fellow Americans. The brave men and women of our Nation’s law enforcement work long hours, often in dangerous situations, to protect our lives, liberty, and property. We also take this opportunity to pay tribute to law enforcement personnel who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty. We will never forget their courage. In addition to expressing our appreciation for our dedicated law enforcement professionals, we must equip them to carry out the tremendous responsibility of keeping our communities safe. Through the Department of Justice, my Administration will continue to provide our Nation’s law enforcement agencies with the resources they need and deserve to keep our citizens safe and our communities secure. This includes providing substantial funding for hiring additional police officers, training for active shooter situations, and improving the safety of our Nation’s schools. My Administration will also continue to advance the National Blue Alert Network, an emergency alert and early warning system that protects America’s law enforcement officers and the communities they serve. The Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission worked together to establish a dedicated Emergency Alert System event code. This code facilitates rapid dissemination of critical information to law enforcement agencies and the public about violent offenders who have killed, seriously injured, or who pose an imminent and credible threat to law enforcement officers. The exceptional men and women of law enforcement work every day to protect our lives, and this code helps us protect theirs. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PRES DOCS The safety and health of our officers must be a priority for all Americans. Every day, members of law enforcement risk their lives in service to those they have pledged to protect and defend. We must not take their devotion to duty for granted, and we must do everything in our power to ensure their physical and mental well-being. Earlier this year, I was pleased to sign into law the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017, which helps provide police officers the resources they need to deal with job stress and trauma associated with their demanding career field. The work of law enforcement officers is essential to preserving peace in our communities and to ensuring the safety of precious lives and personal property. My Administration proudly salutes the patriots in law enforcement who selflessly serve our Nation. We also solemnly acknowledge our debt to those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. These officers and their families have our prayers and unwavering gratitude. By a joint resolution approved October 1, 1962, as amended (76 Stat. 676), and by Public Law 103–322, as amended (36 U.S.C. 136–137), the President has been authorized and requested to designate May 15 of each year as ‘‘Peace Officers Memorial Day’’ and the week in which it falls as ‘‘Police Week.’’ VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:22 May 16, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17MYD1.SGM 17MYD1 23204 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 96 / Thursday, May 17, 2018 / Presidential Documents NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 15, 2018, as Peace Officers Memorial Day and May 13 through May 19, 2018, as Police Week. In humble appreciation of our hardworking law enforcement officers, Melania and I will light the White House in blue on May 15. I call upon all Americans to observe Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week with appropriate ceremonies and activities. I also call on the Governors of the States and Territories and officials of other areas subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff on Peace Officers Memorial Day. I further encourage all Americans to display the flag at half-staff from their homes and businesses on that day. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eleventh day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second. [FR Doc. 2018–10720 Filed 5–16–18; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:22 May 16, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17MYD1.SGM 17MYD1 Trump.EPS</GPH> sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PRES DOCS Billing code 3295–F8–P

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 96 (Thursday, May 17, 2018)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 23203-23204]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-10720]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 83 , No. 96 / Thursday, May 17, 2018 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9748 of May 11, 2018

                
Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2018

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On Peace Officers Memorial Day and during Police Week, 
                we acknowledge the incredible service and sacrifices 
                law enforcement personnel make each day for their 
                fellow Americans. The brave men and women of our 
                Nation's law enforcement work long hours, often in 
                dangerous situations, to protect our lives, liberty, 
                and property. We also take this opportunity to pay 
                tribute to law enforcement personnel who have been 
                killed or disabled in the line of duty. We will never 
                forget their courage.

                In addition to expressing our appreciation for our 
                dedicated law enforcement professionals, we must equip 
                them to carry out the tremendous responsibility of 
                keeping our communities safe. Through the Department of 
                Justice, my Administration will continue to provide our 
                Nation's law enforcement agencies with the resources 
                they need and deserve to keep our citizens safe and our 
                communities secure. This includes providing substantial 
                funding for hiring additional police officers, training 
                for active shooter situations, and improving the safety 
                of our Nation's schools.

                My Administration will also continue to advance the 
                National Blue Alert Network, an emergency alert and 
                early warning system that protects America's law 
                enforcement officers and the communities they serve. 
                The Department of Justice and the Federal 
                Communications Commission worked together to establish 
                a dedicated Emergency Alert System event code. This 
                code facilitates rapid dissemination of critical 
                information to law enforcement agencies and the public 
                about violent offenders who have killed, seriously 
                injured, or who pose an imminent and credible threat to 
                law enforcement officers. The exceptional men and women 
                of law enforcement work every day to protect our lives, 
                and this code helps us protect theirs.

                The safety and health of our officers must be a 
                priority for all Americans. Every day, members of law 
                enforcement risk their lives in service to those they 
                have pledged to protect and defend. We must not take 
                their devotion to duty for granted, and we must do 
                everything in our power to ensure their physical and 
                mental well-being. Earlier this year, I was pleased to 
                sign into law the Law Enforcement Mental Health and 
                Wellness Act of 2017, which helps provide police 
                officers the resources they need to deal with job 
                stress and trauma associated with their demanding 
                career field.

                The work of law enforcement officers is essential to 
                preserving peace in our communities and to ensuring the 
                safety of precious lives and personal property. My 
                Administration proudly salutes the patriots in law 
                enforcement who selflessly serve our Nation. We also 
                solemnly acknowledge our debt to those who have lost 
                their lives in the line of duty. These officers and 
                their families have our prayers and unwavering 
                gratitude.

                By a joint resolution approved October 1, 1962, as 
                amended (76 Stat. 676), and by Public Law 103-322, as 
                amended (36 U.S.C. 136-137), the President has been 
                authorized and requested to designate May 15 of each 
                year as ``Peace Officers Memorial Day'' and the week in 
                which it falls as ``Police Week.''

[[Page 23204]]

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 15, 
                2018, as Peace Officers Memorial Day and May 13 through 
                May 19, 2018, as Police Week. In humble appreciation of 
                our hardworking law enforcement officers, Melania and I 
                will light the White House in blue on May 15. I call 
                upon all Americans to observe Peace Officers Memorial 
                Day and Police Week with appropriate ceremonies and 
                activities. I also call on the Governors of the States 
                and Territories and officials of other areas subject to 
                the jurisdiction of the United States, to direct that 
                the flag be flown at half-staff on Peace Officers 
                Memorial Day. I further encourage all Americans to 
                display the flag at half-staff from their homes and 
                businesses on that day.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                eleventh day of May, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                second.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2018-10720
Filed 5-16-18; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F8-P