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 Governor Justice Proclaims May 14-20 as National Police Week

5/15/2017

May 15, 2017

Governor Justice Proclaims May 14-20 as National Police Week

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Governor Jim Justice is encouraging his fellow West Virginians to
recognize the valuable service that law enforcement officers provide to the Mountain State and
across the U.S., proclaiming May 14 – 20 as National Police Week.

National Police Week is also observed nationally, with Monday, May 15 designated as Peace
Officers Memorial Day. West Virginians are encouraged to participate in candlelight vigils and other
memorial observances during this time. As part of Peace Officers Memorial Day, U.S. and state
flags on all state-owned facilities will be flown at half-staff on May 15 in honor of fallen officers and
their families.

“Our law enforcement officers go to work every day carrying the daunting responsibility of being on
the front line of our public safety efforts,” said Governor Jim Justice. “We should all recognize and
thank them, not just this week but all the time, for the commitment they have made to keeping us
safe and sound.”

West Virginia recently honored its 210 law enforcement officers who have fallen in the line of duty
since its founding, with a May 9 ceremony at the Culture Center on the State Capitol campus. A
fallen police K-9 was also recognized at that event.

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