National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day


WHEREAS, the health and safety of all Virginians is important to the happiness, prosperity and well-being of our Commonwealth's families and communities; and

WHEREAS, Virginia is the proud home of more than 19,000 dedicated police officers who put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe; and

WHEREAS, these officers stand as leaders and teachers, educating the community about the importance of public safety; and

WHEREAS, we appreciate the extraordinary efforts and sacrifices made by officers and their family members on a daily basis, in order to protect our schools, workplaces, roadways, and homes; and

WHEREAS, National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is an opportunity to show our support for law enforcement; 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize January 9, 2016, as NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.