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Legislation #: 180355 Introduction Date: 5/17/2018
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 5/25/2018
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS HALL, BARNES JR., MCMANUS, LUCAS, REED, FOWLER, JAMES, JR., SHIELDS, WAGNER, TAYLOR, JUSTUS, CANADY AND LOAR
Title: Recognizing May 13-19, 2018, as “National Police Week” in Kansas City, Missouri.

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5/9/2018 Filed by the Clerk's office
5/17/2018 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 180355

 

Recognizing May 13-19, 2018, as “National Police Week” in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

WHEREAS, National Police Week honors those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in law enforcement and each year our nation loses between 140-160 law enforcement officers in the line of duty; and

 

WHEREAS, in 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. The law was amended by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, Public Law 103-322, signed by President Bill Clinton, directing that the flag of the United States be displayed at half-staff on all government buildings on May 15 each year; and

 

WHEREAS, the Memorial Service began in 1982 as a gathering in Senate Park of approximately 120 survivors and supporters of law enforcement. Decades later, the event, more commonly known as National Police Week, has grown to a series of events which attracts thousands of survivors and law enforcement officers to our Nation's Capital each year; and

 

WHEREAS, National Police Week draws in approximately 25,000 to 40,000 attendees with the attendees coming from departments throughout the United States as well as from agencies throughout the world. This provides a unique opportunity to meet others who work in law enforcement. The National Peace Officers' Memorial Service is one in a series of events which includes the Candlelight Vigil, several receptions each afternoon and evening during Police Week. These events are open to all law enforcement personnel and are an experience unlike any other; and

 

WHEREAS, each year the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department dispatches a City-wide 10-42 Roll Call of all officers who gave their life protecting and serving our City, which concludes at the start of the KCPD’s Memorial Service. This week honors officers in Kansas City who lost their lives in the line of duty; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby recognize and observe May 13-19, 2018, as National Police Week in Kansas City, Missouri; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be accepted by the Kansas City Missouri Police Department in token of the appreciation of the Mayor and Council for many years of dedicated service and of their best wishes for all the years to come.

 

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