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

WHEREAS,  this year marks the 23rd anniversary of the Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial which was dedicated to honor the memory of law enforcement officers who died in the service of the State of Nevada; and

WHEREAS, the dedicated men and women who work as law enforcement officers face extraordinary risk and danger to ensure 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

WHEREAS, nearly 52,000 assaults against law enforcement officers were reported last year, resulting in approximately 15,000 injuries; and

WHEREAS, since 1791, nearly 21,000 law enforcement officers in the United States have made the ultimate sacrifice and were killed in the line of duty; and

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

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

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim May 7, 2020 as

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS MEMORIAL DAY IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 6th day of May 2020

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