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Senators Collins, King Cosponsor Resolution Recognizing National Police Week

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King joined 74 of their Senate colleagues in cosponsoring a resolution—which has been recognized by the Senate each year since 2013 and honors officers fallen in the line of duty— designating the week of May 12-18, 2024, as “National Police Week.”

“National Police Week is a time to thank members of law enforcement and reflect upon the sacrifices they make every day to keep our communities safe,” said Senators Collins and King. “During this week of recognition, we honor law enforcement officers as devoted public servants, admired members of their communities, and beloved family members.”

The bipartisan resolution:

  • Designates the week of May 12 through May 18, 2024, as “National Police Week”
  • Expresses unwavering support for law enforcement officers across the United States in the pursuit of preserving safe and secure communities
  • Recognizes the need to ensure that law enforcement officers have the equipment, training, and resources that are necessary in order to protect the health and safety of the officers while the officers protect the public
  • Acknowledges that police officers and other law enforcement personnel, especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, should be remembered and honored
  • Expresses condolences and solemn appreciation to the loved ones of each law enforcement officer who has made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty
  • Encourages the people of the United States to observe National Police Week by honoring law enforcement personnel and promoting awareness of the essential mission that law enforcement personnel undertake in service to their communities and the United States.