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Tuberville Supports "National Police Week" Resolution, Honors Fallen Officers

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Tuberville (R-AL) joined all of his Republican colleagues in introducing a resolution recognizing May 12–18, 2024 as National Police Week. Senator Tuberville also honored the 222 officers killed in the line of duty over the past year, and specifically, the 3 officers who were killed in 2023 from Alabama: Huntsville police officer Garrett Crumby, Montgomery police officer Carlos Taylor, and Alabama Port Authority police officer Kimberly Sickafoose. We also mourn the April 2024 tragic loss of 21-year-old Montgomery County Sheriff's Deputy Jerymius Young.

On Wednesday, May 15, 2024, Senator Tuberville will host a National Police Week roundtable with several members of Alabama law enforcement, along with former Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) officials.

"America's brave men and women in blue wake up every day prepared to sacrifice their own safety in service to fellow Americans they may not even know," said Senator Tuberville. "Police officers are the first line of defense for Alabamians and families across the country. Yet today, Democrats have turned our police into national punching bags. Democrats' attacks on our police are absolutely repugnant and must be condemned by every American, especially those in public office. Police are some of the best people in this country. Now, more than ever, they deserve our gratitude and support."

The resolution:

Designates the week of May 12 through May 18, 2024, as "National Police Week."

Expresses strong support for law enforcement officers across the United States in the efforts that those officers undertake to build safer and more secure communities.

Recognizes the need to ensure that law enforcement officers have the equipment, training, and resources necessary to protect the health and safety of the officers while the officers are protecting the public.

Recognizes the law enforcement community for the continual selfless acts of sacrifice and bravery carried out by the members of that community.

Acknowledges that police officers and other law enforcement personnel, especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, should be remembered and honored.

Expresses condolences 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 with appropriate ceremonies and activities that promote awareness of the vital role that law enforcement officers perform in service to the United States and the communities in which those officers serve.

Read the full resolution here:

https://www.tuberville.senate.gov/wp-content/uploads/HLA24390.pdfers

 

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