Utah County Commissioners will recognize members of law enforcement at 2 p.m. Wednesday in honor of National Law Enforcement Week, scheduled for May 16-20.
“Utah County stands firm with our county sheriff’s deputies, police chiefs and all judicial officers in our communities and will join in this week of recognition,” Commissioner Tom Sakievich wrote in a statement. hurry. “We recognize, honor and strongly support every peace officer, especially those serving in Utah County. They are among the finest men and women in the land and they are resolute in their sworn duties to protect the constitutional rights of every resident.
At the May 4 commissioners’ meeting, a resolution in support of Utah County law enforcement was unanimously approved.
He states that the Utah County Commissioners support current Utah law enforcement as well as the families of deceased officers and encourage Utah County residents to support local law enforcement as well.
Sakievich touched on the history of deaths in the line of duty upon his release.
“Since 1791, more than 25,000 justice officers have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the individuals and communities they serve — including 147 who valiantly served Utah,” he wrote. “Due to the recent uptick in violence in cities across our country, another 473 people have died defending others in 2021.”
More than 500 names will be added to the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, during National Law Enforcement Week, according to Sakievich.
The commissioners support the raising of American and law enforcement flags, displaying symbols of support, offering thanks and rendering service to sheriff’s deputies and police officers next week, the statement said.