Monday, May 20, 2024

County designates May 12-18 as National Police Week

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The Hood County Commissioners Court designated May 12-18 as National Police Week during a regularly scheduled meeting April 23.

According to the proclamation read by Hood County Judge Ron Massingill, law enforcement agencies play an essential role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms to every American citizen.

The proclamation states it is important that all people throughout the community know and understand the problems, duties and responsibilities of our police departments and that members of law enforcement agencies recognize their duty to serve the people by safeguarding life and property, by also protecting them against violence or intimidation.

The court encourages all citizens to set aside a time during National Police Week to recognize local law enforcement with a prayer of protection and support.

Friends of Memorial Lane will also host a ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Jim Burks Firefighter Memorial Park to honor local law enforcement servants for their leadership and service to the community.

"Many have gone beyond the call of duty, and we have a community where these faithful have rendered dedicated service and in doing so have established for themselves an enviable and enduring reputation for preserving the rights and securities for each of us,” the proclamation reads.

The Hood County Commissioners Court proclaimed May 12-18 National Police Week and May 11 as a day in which the community will join hands with others to say “thank you” to local servants from the sheriff, constables, police, Brazos River Authority, state troopers and EMS branches.

For more information about National Police Week, visit policeweek.org online.