Thursday, May 1, 2008

General Assembly Declares "Police Week" and Peace Officer Memorial Day

Both chambers of the General Assembly passed Wednesday a resolution establishing Police Week in Colorado during the week of May 11-17 and establishing "Peace Officer Memorial Day" for 2008 on May 15.

SJR 17, sponsored by Sen. John P. Morse, D-Colorado Springs, and Rep. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, asks Coloradoans to remember the work of the state's law enforcement officers and lists the 215 peace officers killed in the line of duty since statehood.

"They say that courage is being afraid and doing your job anyway," King said. "That's what those people did."

The federal government also recognizes Police Week and Peace Officer Memorial Day.

Flags of the United States and Colorado should be flown at half-staff on Peace Officer Memorial Day.