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Letter to the Editor: National Police Week

Dear Editor:

Sunday, May 9 is Mother’s Day, a time to celebrate the important role mothers have in the family. Happy Mother’s Day to all!

Sunday, May 9 is also the start of National Police Week, which has its beginnings with President John Kennedy. In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day. The week that May 15 falls on is National Police Week. (As the Democrat Party moves toward Marxism, many experts agree that President Kennedy would be a Republican by today’s standards.)

While National Police Week recognizes all the men and women in law enforcement, it focuses special recognition on peace officers who lost their lives in the line of duty protecting their citizenry. When most Americans go to work, they are confident they will safely return to their family at the end of their shift. Police officers, especially in these insane times when Democrats verbally attack and encourage violence against them, do not have that luxury. They say good-bye to their loved ones and worry that it might be their final moments with them.

With the Democrat Party screaming “defund the police!” and “abolish the police” against a backdrop of rioters destroying private and public property and threatening innocent lives, the Republican Party remains firmly in support of law enforcement. Republicans recognize there are some instances where certain police actions should be called out as unacceptable, but these are rare occurrences and should never be used to insult the hundreds of thousands of dedicated men and women who proudly put on their uniform each day to protect Americans from all kinds of danger.

On behalf of West Orange County Republican Women Federated, a politically active club that has doubled its membership in the last year, we want to thank all the men and women in law enforcement. We also want to express our heartfelt sympathy to those police/law enforcement families who have lost a loved one who died in the line of duty. In 2020, 264 peace officers died in the line of duty. According to Officer Down Memorial Page, America has lost 118 police officers in the line of duty so far in 2021.

God Bless America and God Bless Law Enforcement.


Nancy Hathcock
Proud President
West Orange County Republican Women Federated

1 Comment

  1. As both a Mother, Grandmother, and Police Supporter, I too will prayerfully remember the families of those who lost so many of our wonderful peace officers who gave their lives for our safety. Thanks to our valiant heroes!

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