The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) joins communities across the United States in commemoration of National Police Week, a time the country honors law enforcement officers nationwide who have died in the line of duty. This time of honor began in 1962 when President John F. Kennedy signed the proclamation dedicating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day. The week following May 15 is now known as National Police Week.
National Police Week is a time for thousands of law enforcement officers, colleagues and family and friends of fallen officers to gather in Washington, DC for national events and in communities across the nation in memory of officers who have given the ultimate sacrifice. According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 36 Officers have been killed in 2016 from 20 states in the U.S.
AHRC sincerely appreciates and supports the service and unwavering dedication of our law enforcement communities. Police Officers are an integral component of a healthy and vibrant community. Police Officers work hard to keep citizens safe, even at the risk of their own lives. AHRC strongly encourages local community members to honor and remember our fallen officers across metro Detroit. Their call to service and ultimate sacrifice is a true testament to their dedication and to their humanity.
“It is truly important that we commend and salute the extraordinary service of our officers at all levels in society,” stated Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director. “Their contribution to every community’s safety and well-being is immeasurable,” added Mr. Hamad.
“National Police Week is truly a time to honor the heroism of our nation’s fallen officers and support the families, friends and colleagues of these officers,” said London Bell, AHRC Staff Member. “This week is particularly important for me as my family and I honor and remember my Uncle, Detroit Police Officer Brian E. Huff, who was killed in the line of duty in Detroit on May 3, 2010,” added Ms. Bell.
For more information on National Police Week, please visit www.policeweek.org