May 15, 2024

Cassidy, Graham, Durbin Introduce Resolution Recognizing National Police Week

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and 73 Senate colleagues introduced a resolution designating the week of May 12 through 18, 2024, as National Police Week.

“National Police Week is a way to honor our law enforcement for all they do,” said Dr. Cassidy. “We can never replace the officers we lost in the line of duty, but we can make sure their legacy lives on. Next time you see an officer, thank them.”

“Law enforcement officers risk their lives every day for our safety as the world in which we live continues to get more dangerous,” said Senator Graham. “We should do everything we can to support law enforcement officers on the job, and this resolution is a small way to show our thanks. They deserve our utmost appreciation not just during National Police Week, but every day.”

“Law enforcement officers put their lives at risk every day to protect our families and communities,” said Senator Durbin. “Police Week is a chance to show officers and their families our gratitude for their sacrifices, and to honor those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. I am committed to ensuring that our officers who serve with dignity and integrity have the support and resources they need to safely and effectively do their jobs.”

The resolution:

  • Designates the week of May 12 through May 18, 2024, as “National Police Week”
  • Expresses unwavering support for law enforcement officers across the United States in the pursuit of preserving safe and secure communities
  • Recognizes the need to ensure that law enforcement officers have the equipment, training, and resources that are necessary in order to protect the health and safety of the officers while the officers protect the public
  • Acknowledges that police officers and other law enforcement personnel, especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, should be remembered and honored
  • Expresses condolences and solemn appreciation to the loved ones of each law enforcement officer who has made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty
  • Encourages the people of the United States to observe National Police Week by honoring law enforcement personnel and promoting awareness of the essential mission that law enforcement personnel undertake in service to their communities and the United States.

Cassidy, Graham, and Durbin are joined by U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), John Cornyn (R-TX), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Mike Lee (R-UT), Chris Coons (D-DE), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Alex Padilla (D-CA), John Kennedy (R-LA), Jon Ossoff (D-GA), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Jack Reed (D-RI), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Tom Carper (D-DE), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Susan Collins (R-ME), Bob Casey (D-PA), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Jon Tester (D-MT), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), John Thune (R-SD), Michael Bennet (D-CO), John Barrasso (R-WY), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Jim Risch (R-ID), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Angus King (I-ME), John Boozman (R-AR), Tim Kaine (D-VA), John Hoeven (R-ND), Gary Peters (D-MI), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Rand Paul (R-KY), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Tim Scott (R-SC), Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), John Fetterman (D-PA), James Lankford (R-OK), Steve Daines (R-MT), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Todd Young (R-IN), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Mike Braun (R-IN), Rick Scott (R-FL), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Ted Budd (R-NC), J.D. Vance (R-OH), Eric Schmitt (R-MO), Katie Britt (R-AL), and Pete Ricketts (R-NE) in cosponsoring the resolution.