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Governor Kulongoski Proclaims "Peace Officer Memorial Day" - May 15, 2010
05/12/2010
 
STATE OF OREGON
 
PROCLAMATION
 
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
 
 
WHEREAS:               Oregon has no greater responsibility than ensuring its citizens are safe and secure in their homes, neighborhoods and communities; and
 
WHEREAS:               Law enforcement officers are vital components of the state’s criminal justice and public safety system and routinely place themselves in harm’s way to protect Oregonians, safeguard our communities and uphold the freedoms we hold dear; and
 
WHEREAS:               It is important that we express our gratitude for the dedicated service of law enforcement officers and for the contributions they have made to the security and well-being of our citizens; and
 
WHEREAS:               We honor those peace officers who, through their courageous deeds, have lost their lives in service to the community or have become disabled in the performance of their duty; and
 
WHEREAS:               The State of Oregon is proud to join with the rest of the nation in honoring the commitment and professionalism of the men and women who serve as law enforcement officers.
 
NOW,
THEREFORE:           I, Theodore R. Kulongoski, Governor of the State of Oregon, hereby proclaim May 15, 2010 to be Peace Officer Memorial Day and May 9 – 15, 2010 to be Police Week
 
In Oregon and encourage all Oregonians to join in this observance.