The vast majority of interactions between law enforcement and the public are conducted without incident. He hopes to have another memorial service next year. I feel fortunate to work with such a wonderful group of professionals. When asked what the ceremony meant to him, and what the past 6 months of community support has meant to the police department, Chief Dan O'Shea said it all goes back to Officer Cox and his ultimate sacrifice. Even if we've never laid eyes on them before.
Monroe County holds a Law Enforcement Appreciation Event in front of the Monroe County Courthouse annually as well, and it's one of the most significant events I attend every year.
Plymouth County Sheriff's Deputy William Maxwell was killed in the line of duty in 1919.
"Each year there are approximately 60,000 assaults on law enforcement officers", Isaac said. When the officers arrived on the scene, there was a brief conversation between the officers and a male suspect who produced a handgun and shot Patrolman Leo.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial was dedicated in October 1991 and serves as the national monument honoring law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.
"I believe it is our sacred duty to honor the fallen by stopping the falling and we can, each in our own way, help protect law enforcement by beginning to restore a respect for the rule of law in our nation", said Ashcroft. Over the last decade, on average 151 police officers are killed on duty in the United States each year and almost 50,000 are assaulted. The 2018 numbers through May 9 represent a 9 percent increase in comparison with the same period in 2017. It was so designated by joint resolution of Congress in 1962 as an annual tribute to law enforcement service.
This year alone more than 50 officers in the United States have died in the line of duty. This is 75 percent higher than this time past year. Remembering those who died protecting us is our modest way of repaying our debt to them and their families.
Still, they also showed how the gaffe turned into a great moment between the president and the partner of a fallen officer.
"It's just as important to recognize the families and the sacrifices that they've made in allowing their loved ones to serve the public, sharing them with us and letting them do what they could to make the community and our world a better place", he said. "Resulting in almost 16,000 injuries every year. We certainly hope to see you there".