Celebrate Law Enforcement Memorial Week in May

Celebrate Law Enforcement Memorial Week in May

Letter to the Editor,

May is identified as the month where law enforcement and communities gather together to pay homage to all fallen officers that have been killed in the line of duty. This past year has been extremely difficult for law enforcement. Numerous officers have been killed protecting the cities, businesses and citizens from extraordinary circumstances.

According to national statistics, 2020 was one of the deadliest years for law-enforcement officers. During the same first months in 2021, officer deaths are higher than that same period in 2020, meaning if it continues at the current rate, it will exceed 2020. The work of officers could be considered the most volatile job there is. During any routine call, it can become explosive in a matter of seconds. But remember these are the men and women that run toward danger, not away.

We are blessed to live in a very safe and kind community. We have some of the best officers who are proud to “wear the badge” and do their very best each and every day. I’d like to ask that you remember why we have law-enforcement officers we can count on. They have families as you do, they go to the same schools and churches as you do, and they want the same in life as you do. They’re working to provide us a safe and secure life in our communities.

During the week of May 9, if you see an officer, keep in mind they are out there to help you and yours. I cannot imagine a lawful society without laws and officers sworn to protect every day.

Thomas G. Maurer

Retired Wayne County sheriff


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