Originally created 05/13/05

Remember officers' sacrifice

Every 57 hours, on average, a law enforcement officer is killed on duty in the United States.

We take our law officers for granted, sometimes forgetting the dangerous work they do.

The week of May 15-21, National Police Week - and especially May 15, National Peace Officers Memorial Day - is a time that was set aside by President John F. Kennedy 43 years ago to honor our law officers.

During that week, the flag should be flown at half-staff, and every uniformed officer should wear a black mourning band on their badges.

Also, just as an added thought, wouldn't it be nice if we let our law officers know how much we appreciate them? Each of us should go out of our way to seek out an officer and shake his or her hand.

Elizabeth O. Leon Waynesboro


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