Mary Alice Reporting:
(Tuesday, May 15th) Tuscarawas County, Ohio – Law enforcement officials and community members are asked to recognize fallen police officers on May 15th.
Tuesday is Peace Officer Memorial Day, first started in 1962, and is a recognition of police officers across the nation who lost their lives in the line of duty.
Fraternal Order of Police Tuscora Lodge #4 President Robert Everett believes the day is important to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
“All we’re asking is that folks memorialize, respect, and take a moment to thank police officers for the job they do. Sometimes it can be a thankless job. Obviously, there are many who do that job because most will not do that job, and nowadays, unfortunately, many officers leave their home and do not return.”
Lodge #4 and local law enforcement will be participating by wearing black/blue bands as a symbol of the fallen brothers and sisters.
Everett notes that the community is encouraged to get involved two different ways, such as using #PoliceWeek on social media or by lowering the flag at your home or business to half-staff from sunrise to sunset.
He adds that as a county, we are fortunate due to the many citizens who support the police departments.
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