Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2019, 22043-22044 [2019-10262]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 94 / Wednesday, May 15, 2019 / Presidential Documents 22043 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9884 of May 10, 2019 Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On Peace Officers Memorial Day and throughout Police Week, we express our unending gratitude to our Nation’s law enforcement officers. Those brave men and women selflessly confront danger to protect our families and defend our communities. We also honor those in blue who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty. We are especially mindful of the tremendous sacrifices of the 106 heroes who laid down their lives last year while protecting their communities. My Administration is working on several fronts to enhance the health and safety of our Nation’s law enforcement officers. The Department of Justice (DOJ) continues to promote initiatives that provide funding for bulletproof vests, active shooter training, the National Blue Alert System, and other programs that bolster the physical and mental health of those who protect us. We are making surplus military equipment available to law enforcement agencies. We are implementing the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act, which I signed into law last year, to improve the delivery of and access to mental health and wellness services. And when tragedy does strike, DOJ’s Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Program stands ready and able to assist the families of the fallen and catastrophically injured. The best way we can support law enforcement is to reduce violent crime. My Administration has secured $50 million in funding for one of the most effective crime prevention strategies in America, the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative. This results-based and data-proven initiative is reducing violent crime nationwide by leveraging local law enforcement and community partnerships, along with strategic enforcement efforts, to arrest the most violent criminals in the most violent locations. Through the combined efforts of all levels of law enforcement, violent crime in our country is falling. Our Nation’s law enforcement officers serve with courage, dedication, and strength. They fearlessly enforce our laws, even at the risk of personal peril, safeguarding our property, our liberty, and our lives. We owe them, and their families, our full and enduring support. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with PRESDOC2 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.’’ NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 15, 2019, as Peace Officers Memorial Day and May 12 through May 18, 2019, 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 from their homes and businesses on that day. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:22 May 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\15MYD2.SGM 15MYD2 22044 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 94 / Wednesday, May 15, 2019 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third. [FR Doc. 2019–10262 Filed 5–14–19; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:22 May 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\15MYD2.SGM 15MYD2 Trump.EPS</GPH> jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with PRESDOC2 Billing code 3295–F9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 94 (Wednesday, May 15, 2019)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 22043-22044]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-10262]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 94 / Wednesday, May 15, 2019 / 
Presidential Documents

[[Page 22043]]


                Proclamation 9884 of May 10, 2019

                
Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2019

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On Peace Officers Memorial Day and throughout Police 
                Week, we express our unending gratitude to our Nation's 
                law enforcement officers. Those brave men and women 
                selflessly confront danger to protect our families and 
                defend our communities. We also honor those in blue who 
                have been killed or disabled in the line of duty. We 
                are especially mindful of the tremendous sacrifices of 
                the 106 heroes who laid down their lives last year 
                while protecting their communities.

                My Administration is working on several fronts to 
                enhance the health and safety of our Nation's law 
                enforcement officers. The Department of Justice (DOJ) 
                continues to promote initiatives that provide funding 
                for bulletproof vests, active shooter training, the 
                National Blue Alert System, and other programs that 
                bolster the physical and mental health of those who 
                protect us. We are making surplus military equipment 
                available to law enforcement agencies. We are 
                implementing the Law Enforcement Mental Health and 
                Wellness Act, which I signed into law last year, to 
                improve the delivery of and access to mental health and 
                wellness services. And when tragedy does strike, DOJ's 
                Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program stands ready 
                and able to assist the families of the fallen and 
                catastrophically injured.

                The best way we can support law enforcement is to 
                reduce violent crime. My Administration has secured $50 
                million in funding for one of the most effective crime 
                prevention strategies in America, the Project Safe 
                Neighborhoods initiative. This results-based and data-
                proven initiative is reducing violent crime nationwide 
                by leveraging local law enforcement and community 
                partnerships, along with strategic enforcement efforts, 
                to arrest the most violent criminals in the most 
                violent locations. Through the combined efforts of all 
                levels of law enforcement, violent crime in our country 
                is falling.

                Our Nation's law enforcement officers serve with 
                courage, dedication, and strength. They fearlessly 
                enforce our laws, even at the risk of personal peril, 
                safeguarding our property, our liberty, and our lives. 
                We owe them, and their families, our full and enduring 
                support.

                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.''

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 15, 
                2019, as Peace Officers Memorial Day and May 12 through 
                May 18, 2019, 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 from their homes and businesses on 
                that day.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                tenth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand 
                nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States 
                of America the two hundred and forty-third.
                
                
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[FR Doc. 2019-10262
Filed 5-14-19; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F9-P