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WHEREAS, National Police Week is observed throughout the nation to honor the service and sacrifice of more law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty while protecting our communities; and

WHEREAS, this year is the 20th anniversary of the Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial which was dedicated to honor the memory of law enforcement officer who died in the service of the State; and

WHEREAS, the dedicated men and women who work as law enforcement officers face extraordinary risk and danger while preserving the freedom, safety, and security of others; and

WHEREAS, there are approximately 900,000 law enforcement officers currently serving in communities across the United States, including 11,000 active law enforcement officers in the Silver State and nearly 52,000 assaults against law enforcement officers were reported last year, resulting in approximately 15,000 injuries; and

WHEREAS, since the first recorded death in 1791, almost 21,000 law enforcement officers in the United States have made the ultimate sacrifice and been killed in the line of duty; and

WHEREAS, since 1861,130 Nevada law enforcement officers have given their lives in the line of duty, including North Las Vegas Police Detective Chad Parque who died from injuries incurred in an automobile accident while on duty on January 52017; and

WHEREAS, the names of these dedicated public servants are engraved on the Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial on the Nevada Capitol grounds and honored annually; and

WHEREAS, during National Police Week, all Nevadans are encouraged to remember the thousands of law enforcement officers who have lost their lives while protecting their communities and express their appreciation to Nevada's active and retired law enforcement officers;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  May 4, 2017

 LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS MEMORIAL DAY IN NEVADA

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval & Barbara Cegaske