Thankful Thursdays…For Our Police Officers
Many communities have been honoring their police officers and other law enforcement officers this week. In 1962 President John F Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Police Officers Day. The calendar week in which May 15 falls is National Police Officers Week.
This week recognizes the law enforcement officers who lost their lives while in the line of duty.
My brother is a retired city of Houston Police Officer and we have 3 family members currently on the force.
I know the sacrifices they make. It isn’t just working on holidays. It’s going forward where there may be armed criminals around the corner so that our lives may be protected.
Their families make adjustments to their events and holiday celebrations and worry when news of a shooting or incident is on the news. They cannot relax until after their loved one returns.
Not every officer comes home at the end of their shift and this is what this day and week honor.
As of December 31, 2021, 458 state, federal, tribal, and local law enforcement officers died in the line of duty. Do the math, that’s more than one officer killed each calendar day.
Thank you to the many men, women, and canines who protect us 24 hours a day 7 days a week, no matter the weather or circumstances.