Trump honors fallen police officers, vows to reduce violence

Currently, there are 21,183 names engraved on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. "You have to have a servant's heart to cope with a lot of the things we deal with".

The services offer a reminder that fighting crime is unsafe work for the 900,000 sworn law enforcement officers in the United States.

"The NMA is the place where the nation can go to remember our services and the men and women who have been killed in the course of their duty for their country".

First, in Sacramento at the beginning of the month during a candlelight vigil and memorial ceremony where Chief Bryan Reyes called for stricter laws on repeat criminal offenders. "You do it because it's your calling and your passion, and I thank God every day that you guys do that". "Believe me, we stand strong together".

The president said that previous year 118 officers died in the line of duty, 66 of them victims of malicious attack.

They are still giving their lives.

"We take this day and week to honor their extraordinary service and sacrifice and we remember the fallen heroes whose selfless acts have left behind safer streets and stronger communities", McLane wrote. "We want to make sure that the public can come to us when they have a problem because they trust us".

More officers were killed in ambushes last year than any year in the past two decades, he said, citing the examples of Dallas, Texas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, among others.

The president discussed how his "law and order" approach to policing would benefit officers, and met with families in the crowd, even throwing his hat to a boy who'd lost a parent.

Trump was joined by members of the Ulster County Sheriff's Department, the New Jersey State Police and the Phoenix Police Department, all of which lost officers a year ago.

And every year since 1982, members of our law enforcement community, their families and friends have gathered on this day in Washington, mourn the fallen and remember their heroism through this memorial service.

Crowds made up mainly of families of the fallen will spend the week at the memorial.



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