Ceremonies this past week honored police officers and other law enforcement who have been killed in the line of duty.
These ceremonies date back to 1962 when President John Kennedy signed a proclamation making May 15 Peace Officers Memorial Day. Now the entire week is known as Police Week.
It's a new way we can all remember those officers who were killed protecting our families, our homes, neighborhoods and stores. They have a very dangerous job.
In fact to sometimes forget the service these men and women provide. When others are running away from danger, they are going toward it. In fact, so far this year tow officers have been killed in Texas, one in Arkansas and one in Louisiana. It's easy to sometimes forget the service these men and women provide. When others are running away from danger, they are going toward it.
They deserve our respect and our thanks.
I'm James Smith.