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National Police Officers Week
1962 President Kennedy proclaimed May 15th of each year to be
“National Peace Officers Memorial Day” and has designated week this date falls
within as “National Police Week”,
celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Michigan State Police this
year with 2,900 members strong,
And Whereas, On May 15th,
2017 a Memorial Ceremony will be at 11:00 am, held at Oakwood Cemetery where
the citizens of Lenawee County will remember and honor the ultimate sacrifice
that the following 8 Lenawee County Officers have made:
Adrian City Police Officers Dennis Lyons and Bobby Williams,
Clayton Village Constable Richard Teske,
Lenawee County Sheriff Deputy Stanley Hoisington,MI State Troopers Calvin Jones, Dugald Pellot, Rodger
Adams, and Byron Erickson
In addition, we honor all the 20,925 Officers who gave
the ultimate sacrifice during the discharge of their duty from our community
and nationwide, with 568 from the State of Michigan since 1791.
We also pray for the safety and protection of all 900,000 plus sworn Law
Enforcement Officers being vigilant throughout our County and great nation
despite over 1.16 million violent crimes committed each year.
The citizens of Lenawee County desire to honor the valor, service and
dedication of its own Law Enforcement Officers who are our guardians of life
and property, defenders of the individual rights to be free people, warriors in
the war against crime, and dedicated to the preservation of life, liberty and
the pursuit of happiness.
On May 15th we humbly request that flags throughout the County be
flown at half-staff to commemorate “Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Day” and
to honor those who are serving our County.Now, Therefore Be It Resolved that the Lenawee County Board of Commissioners, does
hereby proclaim the week of May 14th through May 20st,
“LENAWEE COUNTY POLICE OFFICER WEEK”
calls upon the citizens in the community to especially honor those and their
families who have given the ultimate sacrifice and show our sincere
appreciation and support for the police officers of Lenawee County by deed,
remark, and attitude. We call upon all
our citizens to make every effort to express their thanks to our men and women
who make it possible for us to leave our homes and families in safety each day
and to return to our homes knowing they are protected by men and women willing
to sacrifice their lives, to guard our loved ones, property, and government
against all those who violate the law, and,
IN MEMORY OF MANY, IN HONOR OF ALL.
May we never take for granted the footprints they gave
us to live and learn by.
Rest easy on heavens streets. You’ve done your time in hell.