Cotton Statement in Observance of National Peace Officers Memorial Day
Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton today released the following statement in observance of National Peace Officers Memorial Day:
“Today we remember those law enforcement officers who laid down their lives protecting our communities. These men and women confronted danger head-on to protect others and gave the full measure of devotion to duty that only those called to serve on the front lines can fully understand. We can never repay them, or their families, but we can lift them up in prayer and always remember their sacrifice.
“National Peace Officers Memorial Day also falls during National Police Week and we should use this opportunity to honor and thank all law enforcement officials. As a soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan, my soldiers and I knew what it meant to fight against the enemy. But at the end of our tours, we went home and many of us worked much less dangerous jobs at military bases around the country until our next tour or we left the service. For law enforcement officers, there is no end to the tour. Each day they go to work, our law enforcement personnel around the country put themselves in harms way to keep us and our communities safe.”