This week was National Police Week.
And May 15 was “Peace Officers Memorial Day.”
President Donald Trump lit the White House up in blue on Monday to honor fallen police officers.
To honor fallen law enforcement officers, last night the White House was lit in blue. Thanks to all involved to make this happen. pic.twitter.com/X1TVKfGBgW
— NLEOMF (@NLEOMF) May 16, 2017
Trump flew the White House flag at half-staff and spoke at a memorial service.
Quite the difference from the prior Obama administration, which sat down with anti-police groups like Black Lives Matter and seemed to call police actions into question as a matter of course.
The week has been a time to honor those who ‘serve and protect’ us day in and day out, and to recognize those who sometimes have to give the last full measure of devotion.
While estimates vary on percentages, there is no question that law enforcement deaths are up, with a despicable rise in ambush killings.
— kelly cohen (@politiCOHEN_) May 15, 2017
But perhaps, nothing sums up the job and the sacrifice more than the life of Officer Kevin Carper as told by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC).
His account is truly powerful.
Gowdy may not think he is the ‘right man’ for the job of FBI Director, but there are few people who can so eloquently remind us of the challenges a law enforcement officer faces with such heart and passion than former prosecutor Gowdy.
R.I.P Officer Carper and all those we remember this week who gave their lives for us…