Senator Tim Scott, Colleagues Commemorate National Police Week
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined his colleagues in unanimously adopting a bipartisan resolution marking National Police Week and reiterating support for men and women in law enforcement.
“I continue to mourn with the families of the officers we have lost in the line of duty. The drastic increase in officers killed on the job and an alarming rise in crime only reinforces that it has never been more important to support the men and women who keep our neighborhoods safe,” said Senator Tim Scott. “When our law enforcement officers have the support they need to do their jobs, everyone benefits. By ensuring the safety and security of our communities, we’re planting the seeds of hope for a better future for all Americans.”
- The resolution designates the week of May 15 through May 21, 2022, as “National Police Week,” and expresses unwavering support for law enforcement officers across the United States in the pursuit of preserving safe and secure communities.
- The resolution honors the 576 law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty in 2021, as well as the 92 lost to date in 2022.
- Last year marked the most intentional killings of police since the September 11, 2001, attacks.
Text of the resolution is available HERE.