White House goes blue to honor nation's police officers

White House goes blue to honor nation's police officers

Weinke's father, Harold, who's also a police officer, was the keynote speaker and offered his thoughts on what the day of remembrance means to police officers and the communities they serve and protect.

During Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, we honor the men and women of law enforcement who have been killed or disabled in the course of serving our communities.

An estimated 30,000 people gathered in the nation's capital Saturday evening to recognize the dedication of 394 fallen law enforcement officers whose names were added this year to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. "For putting your lives on the line every day, we are honored and are in your debt forever".

"We have four line of duty deaths in our county, and that's at least four families, and those are four families and friends that want to honor those fallen", Rose said.

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"All you're doing by your calling is not only upholding the law of man, but really you're upholding the law of God", Jones said.

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day. From that, a motorcade will lead the way from the Mickelson law enforcement center to the Madison Avenue Church of Christ at 323 N. Madison Ave., north of the Capitol. Next year's event will be hosted by the Auburn Police Division.

A Living Memorial fund that will support the families of officers and staff killed on duty in the future. (Oct. 4, 1993) and Lt. Moitt Brenton Truitt, Jr.

Moitt B. Truitt, Chief Henry Dilmus Hart, Lee County Sheriff William "Buck" Jones and Deputy James Anderson were honored for their service. I am proud to serve alongside the dedicated professionals working in the police department.

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Harold Weinke, a 32-year veteran of the Sauk County Sheriff's Department, worked with his son at the time of the accident and now serves several organizations that provide support to officers and families who have lost loved ones in the line of duty. "This is a demanding career choice, there's a lot of sacrifice for not only those who are in law enforcement, but their families as well. We will not forget these members of our family".

Carpenter put a call out to Cabarrus County residents this week to thank a law enforcement officer when passing one on the street, to not take for granted the sacrifices these men and women make day in and day out.

"They choose the path of law and order", Hughes said. "Without their courage, we have no security".

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