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United States: Peace Officers Memorial Day is on Saturday, May 15th, 2021, a day in which we remember all members in law enforcement who have died or who have been disabled in the line of duty.
Peace Officers Memorial Day was established in 1962 with United States President Kennedy issuing the first proclamation for Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the observance is in similar spirit to similar observance days dedicated to military members who have died in the line of duty,
According to national statistics, 285 law enforcement officers were killed in the line-of-duty in 2020.
Approximately 60 percent of these officers lost their lives to COVID-19, which was contracted during their on-duty service in their communities.
Additionally, the Law Enforcement Officer Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) Program reports that 46 law enforcement officers died as a result of felonious acts and 47 died in accidents.
May we all remember and give out respect to those members in law enforcement who have died or have been disabled well in the line of duty, servicing their community.
Also, may we all give thanks today and everyday to all of those members of law enforcement who are working to protect and serve their community, serving with honor and respect of the badge and the people, always being there to protect and help the people and the community, and going after and arresting real evil criminals.