"Police officers are the thin blue line whose sacrifices protect and serve us every day, and we pledge to support them as they risk their lives to safeguard ours". He expressed his support for law enforcement.
A memorial ceremony Monday morning to honor four fallen Mansfield Police officers, kicked off Police Week on May 15.
"I will say it and I will talk about it proudly", Trump said. The monument honors over 20,000 law enforcement officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty throughout history. Trump also signed a proclamation honoring police while surrounded by families of law enforcement in the Oval Office.
National Police Week recognizes the police officers across the nation who lost their lives while protecting their communities.
McLane urges citizens to thank their local law enforcement for their service.
The findings, released by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, showed 135 officers were killed in 2016, a 56 percent increase over 2015, marking the highest number of police fatalities since 2011.
Monday is the second day of National Police Week, a time to honor current, past, and fallen officers. "We want to make sure that the public can come to us when they have a problem because they trust us".
Thanks to the officers for doing often what many won't ever do.
In addition, Special Olympics of South Dakota is hosting its annual Law Enforcement Torch Run across the state, which begins today in Sioux Falls and concludes in Spearfish on Thursday, May 18.