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White House goes blue to honor nation's police officers

18 May 2017

The memorial is due to be built at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire and will bear the names of more than 1,400 officers killed in the line of duty. "She swore the oath to protect and serve only a day prior to her death", he said and paused before saying, "One day".

Trump's action began Police Week, which honors 118 officers who died and 66 who were injured in the line of duty in 2016 - a 40 percent increase over 2015, the president said.

Officers who lost thier lives in the line of duty were honored Tuesday in a joint presentation from multiple branches of local law enforcement.

The Post reports that Trump also made reference to the violence in cities like Chicago and Baltimore, and said that poorer, more disadvantaged residents often suffer the most.

Police officers and members of the public gathered Monday afternoon on the lawn of the McCracken County Courthouse for the 2017 Peace Officer Memorial Service. "We will continue to meet the threats that we face every day".

"It's a great honor to address America's heroes on this most solemn occasion", Trump said during a speech at the 36th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service. "Today we mourn every peace officer we have lost, and we remember their selfless dedication and commitment to upholding the Rule of Law in Texas".

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We mourn with those who mourn.

"What we really wanted to capture is that moment in time when an officer does go home and they see their loved ones; they just want to give that the biggest hug they ever had given to their family members", Weishel said.

Vice President Mike Pence had said Trump makes "no apologies" for his unwavering backing of police, and Trump added: "I will always support the incredible men and women of law enforcement as much as you have always supported me".

As those in uniform across this country already know, President Trump's highest priority is the safety and security of the American people.

Our liberties depend on the rule of law, and that means supporting the incredible men and women of law enforcement. "Sitting at the funeral of Lt. Kevin Mainhart of Yell County, I thought of the dangers our police officers face each day to protect and serve family, friends and strangers alike".