In Honor of Our Brave Men and Women on Law Enforcement Appreciation Dayby Representative Al Green
Posted on 2015-01-09
in the house of representatives
Friday, January 9, 2015
Mr. AL GREEN of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I believe in the rule of law. For
that reason, today on the first annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
(L.E.A.D), I would like to honor our brave men and women in both state
as well as federal law enforcement agencies. In our nation, we have
approximately 900,000 law enforcement officials. Without these
hardworking individuals, who constantly risk their lives, the rule of
law would not be possible. According to the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI), 76 law enforcement officers lost their lives in
the line-of-duty in 2013, 27 deaths were the result of felonious,
criminal acts by perpetrators. My own home state of Texas has lost more
officers than any other state in the U.S.
Mr. Speaker, throughout my life I have been truly inspired by the professionalism and devotion to public safety of those in law enforcement. I know I speak for many people of good will when I say I wholeheartedly support the efforts of law enforcement officers to serve and protect our communities and our country. Additionally, we will not let the questionable actions of a few individuals acting under the color of law besmirch the reputation and legacy of all law enforcement officers in our great nation.