STATEMENT FROM MARCIA FERRANTO, CEO OF THE NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS MEMORIAL FUND:
On behalf of our organization—the leader in honoring the fallen, telling the story of American law enforcement, and making it safer for those who serve—it is my honor to recognize that today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
On Monday morning we will release the 2020 Law Enforcement Officers Fatalities Report. The report will reflect just how selfless these men and women are, as they have suffered the ultimate sacrifice.
Every day, our nation's law enforcement officers put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe. The amount of sacrifice that Law Enforcement Officers and their families endure can never be measured or completely understood by those of us who remain safe due to their service.
We ask our Nation to come together on this special day, in the spirit of unity, to pause and remember the fallen and appreciate the dedication and service of the brave men and women who we respectfully call Law Enforcement.
The story of American law enforcement consists of millions of stories of hope, heroic acts, and, unfortunately, fatalities. Here at the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum, every day is Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Join me in expressing our heartfelt gratitude to our country’s heroes.