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Recognizing the Third Annual Lewis County Police Appreciation Ceremony, to be held on Police Appreciation Day, May 17, 2013

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  • 01 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION recognizing the Third Annual Lewis County Police
Appreciation Ceremony, to be held on Police Appreciation Day, May 17,
2013

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to commend the long-
standing efforts of law enforcement in the State of New York which dili-
gently contributes to the efficient operation of our criminal justice
system; and
WHEREAS, Annually, National Police Week and National Police Day, honor
the service and sacrifice of those law enforcement officers killed in
the line of duty while protecting our communities and safe-guarding our
democracy; and
WHEREAS, There are approximately 900,000 law enforcement officers
serving in communities across the United States; and
WHEREAS, Nearly 60,000 assaults against law enforcement officers are
reported each year, resulting in approximately 16,000 injuries; and
WHEREAS, Since the first recorded death in 1791, almost 20,000 law
enforcement officers in the United States have made the ultimate sacri-
fice and been killed in the line of duty; and
WHEREAS, The names of these dedicated public servants are engraved on
the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washing-
ton, D.C.; and
WHEREAS, On National Police Day, May 17, 2013, the Lewis County Police
Appreciation Committee will be holding its third consecutive evening of
recognition for fallen, retired and active law enforcement personnel;
and
WHEREAS, At the Third Annual Lewis County Police Appreciation Ceremo-
ny, fallen officers and their families will be honored by live bagpipe
music, guest speakers and displayed historical pictures of police agen-
cies and employees; an essay contest is also sponsored for all sixth
graders in Lewis County; and
WHEREAS, The Lewis County Sheriff's Office, New York State Police,
Lowville Village Police, New York State Department of Environmental
Conservation and New York State Forest Rangers will be participating in
the Third Annual Lewis County Police Appreciation Ceremony; and
WHEREAS, In addition, during National Police Week, May 12-18, 2013,
all businesses and residences in Lewis County are asked to decorate with
blue lights and ribbons in honor of fallen, retired and active law
enforcement personnel and their families; and
WHEREAS, This auspicious occasion presents a unique opportunity for
this Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to the Third Annual
Lewis County Police Appreciation Ceremony; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
recognize the Third Annual Lewis County Police Appreciation Ceremony, to
be held on Police Appreciation Day; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Lewis County Police Appreciation Committee.

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