Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2020, 28835-28836 [2020-10430]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 93 / Wednesday, May 13, 2020 / Presidential Documents 28835 Presidential Documents Proclamation 10032 of May 8, 2020 Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2020 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On Peace Officers Memorial Day and during Police Week, we commend the brave men and women of our law enforcement community for continually summoning the courage to fulfill their solemn oath to protect and serve. We also pause to remember all those who have lost their lives and who have suffered permanent disabilities defending their communities and the rule of law, including the heroes we have lost this year to the coronavirus. Throughout our Nation’s history, law enforcement officials have never wavered in the face of crisis or tragedy. During uncertain times, law enforcement officers bravely face challenges and continue to protect the American people. They steadfastly ensure the safety of our communities, providing a much needed sense of security for our citizens, and our country is extremely grateful for their efforts. My Administration remains committed to ensuring our Nation’s Federal, State, local, and tribal law enforcement officers have the resources and support they need to perform their duties safely and effectively. Last October, I was proud to sign an Executive Order to establish the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice—the first commission on law enforcement in half a century. This Commission identifies ways to reduce crime while simultaneously bringing law enforcement officers and the communities they serve closer together. We have also worked to expand lifesaving programs like the National Blue Alert Network. Thirtyfive States have enacted Blue Alert plans, which provide early warnings to law enforcement agencies, the media, and the public by transmitting Blue Alerts to cell phones, television stations, and other devices. These alerts disseminate information on suspects who pose an imminent and credible threat to the safety of our officers, and this network demonstrates how we can work together to provide proactive programs, innovative resources, and cutting-edge technology to support and advance our law enforcement personnel. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PRESDOC2 We must continue working toward a time when all people respect and understand the important work that law enforcement officers do. Unfortunately, our law enforcement officers do not always receive the respect they deserve. These brave men and women must operate in an environment where their moral and legal authority is constantly being scrutinized, and they undertake the critical yet difficult task of addressing the actions of those affected by addiction, homelessness, and mental illness. Their ability to work well in the face of these and other challenges is extraordinary, and we have incredible appreciation for their public service and selflessness. On behalf of our grateful Nation, we proudly recognize the more than 900,000 sworn members of law enforcement for their resolve and dedication in the face of dangerous uncertainty. The thoughts and prayers of our Nation are with them and their families, and we will always owe them our appreciation and support. By a joint resolution approved October 1, 1962, as amended (Public Law 87–726, 76 Stat. 676), and by section 1 of Public Law 105–225 (36 U.S.C. 136–137), the President has been authorized and requested to designate VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:33 May 12, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\13MYD2.SGM 13MYD2 28836 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 93 / Wednesday, May 13, 2020 / Presidential Documents 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, 2020, as Peace Officers Memorial Day and May 10 through May 16, 2020, as Police Week. In honor of our hardworking law enforcement officers, Melania and I will light the White House in blue on May 15, 2020. 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. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth. [FR Doc. 2020–10430 Filed 5–12–20; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:33 May 12, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\13MYD2.SGM 13MYD2 Trump.EPS</GPH> jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PRESDOC2 Billing code 3295–F0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 93 (Wednesday, May 13, 2020)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-10430]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 85 , No. 93 / Wednesday, May 13, 2020 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 10032 of May 8, 2020

                
Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2020

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On Peace Officers Memorial Day and during Police Week, 
                we commend the brave men and women of our law 
                enforcement community for continually summoning the 
                courage to fulfill their solemn oath to protect and 
                serve. We also pause to remember all those who have 
                lost their lives and who have suffered permanent 
                disabilities defending their communities and the rule 
                of law, including the heroes we have lost this year to 
                the coronavirus.

                Throughout our Nation's history, law enforcement 
                officials have never wavered in the face of crisis or 
                tragedy. During uncertain times, law enforcement 
                officers bravely face challenges and continue to 
                protect the American people. They steadfastly ensure 
                the safety of our communities, providing a much needed 
                sense of security for our citizens, and our country is 
                extremely grateful for their efforts.

                My Administration remains committed to ensuring our 
                Nation's Federal, State, local, and tribal law 
                enforcement officers have the resources and support 
                they need to perform their duties safely and 
                effectively. Last October, I was proud to sign an 
                Executive Order to establish the Presidential 
                Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of 
                Justice--the first commission on law enforcement in 
                half a century. This Commission identifies ways to 
                reduce crime while simultaneously bringing law 
                enforcement officers and the communities they serve 
                closer together. We have also worked to expand 
                lifesaving programs like the National Blue Alert 
                Network. Thirty-five States have enacted Blue Alert 
                plans, which provide early warnings to law enforcement 
                agencies, the media, and the public by transmitting 
                Blue Alerts to cell phones, television stations, and 
                other devices. These alerts disseminate information on 
                suspects who pose an imminent and credible threat to 
                the safety of our officers, and this network 
                demonstrates how we can work together to provide 
                proactive programs, innovative resources, and cutting-
                edge technology to support and advance our law 
                enforcement personnel.

                We must continue working toward a time when all people 
                respect and understand the important work that law 
                enforcement officers do. Unfortunately, our law 
                enforcement officers do not always receive the respect 
                they deserve. These brave men and women must operate in 
                an environment where their moral and legal authority is 
                constantly being scrutinized, and they undertake the 
                critical yet difficult task of addressing the actions 
                of those affected by addiction, homelessness, and 
                mental illness. Their ability to work well in the face 
                of these and other challenges is extraordinary, and we 
                have incredible appreciation for their public service 
                and selflessness.

                On behalf of our grateful Nation, we proudly recognize 
                the more than 900,000 sworn members of law enforcement 
                for their resolve and dedication in the face of 
                dangerous uncertainty. The thoughts and prayers of our 
                Nation are with them and their families, and we will 
                always owe them our appreciation and support.

                By a joint resolution approved October 1, 1962, as 
                amended (Public Law 87-726, 76 Stat. 676), and by 
                section 1 of Public Law 105-225 (36 U.S.C. 136-137), 
                the President has been authorized and requested to 
                designate

[[Page 28836]]

                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, 
                2020, as Peace Officers Memorial Day and May 10 through 
                May 16, 2020, as Police Week. In honor of our 
                hardworking law enforcement officers, Melania and I 
                will light the White House in blue on May 15, 2020. 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.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                eighth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand 
                twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of 
                America the two hundred and forty-fourth.
                
                
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[FR Doc. 2020-10430
Filed 5-12-20; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F0-P