For Immediate Release
May 16, 2017
Clarkstown Recognizes National Police Week
Pauses to remember those who serve and those we have lost
(New City, NY) - Clarkstown Supervisor
George Hoehmann and Clarkstown Acting Police Chief, Capt. Robert Mahon
announced recognition of National Police Week. On Monday, May 15, 2017,
the Town's flags were flown at half-staff in honor of those officers who have
made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
In 1962, President John F.
Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers
Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Thousands of
law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to
participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the
ultimate sacrifice. In addition, many municipalities, including Clarkstown,
hold law enforcement memorial services.
"This week we express
our gratitude to the men and women who bravely wear the uniform and badge; and
selflessly put their lives on the line to ensure that we may all live in peace
and security. Last year saw the biggest increase in police officer
deaths in 5 years, which is a sobering reminder of their courage and
bravery. We pause to remember them and all those who have paid the
ultimate sacrifice and pledge to honor their memory and devotion," said
Supervisor Hoehmann. "The men and women of the Clarkstown Police
Department serve with honor, courage and distinction. They bring help in
desperate hours and aid to the innocent. They symbolize the heroism and
professionalism of law enforcement."
Clarkstown Police Department remembers all those who have made the ultimate
sacrifice and given their lives in the line of duty," said Acting
Chief, Captain Robert Mahon. "During Police Memorial Week we stand
in unison with all Law Enforcement Officers along with the communities we
protect and serve."
The Rockland County Chief’s
Association will host the Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service
on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 11:00am in front of the Rockland
County Court House, 1 South Main Street, New City. Prior to the Memorial
Service, the Clarkstown Police Department will host an Awards Ceremony
at 9:00am at the Clarkstown Police Department, 20 Maple Ave, New
City. All residents are invited to attend.
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