This week is National Police Week and members of the Alabama congressional delegation saluted the dedication and sacrifice of America’s law enforcement officers who enforce our nation’s laws.
On Thursday, Congressman Gary Palmer, R-Alabama, participated in Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy’s “Back the Blue Bike Tour” in D.C. to show support for law enforcement during National Police Week. Republican members of Congress rode their bikes from the U.S. Capitol to the National Law Enforcement Memorial, where members laid wreaths in honor of fallen officers from their various districts.
Palmer released a statement after the tour:
“It was an honor to join my colleagues in in this ride to show support for our law enforcement officers. It’s more important than ever right now to show respect and appreciation for those courageous enough to step up to the task of serving as a police officer,” Palmer said. “These days, the media and radical left activists rush to cast police officers in the worst light. But the vast majority of law enforcement are honorable men and women with a genuine desire to protect their communities. I rode this morning in their honor and in solidarity with the family and colleagues of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice of their lives to protect others. I thought particularly of the late Officer Nick O’Rear, a young officer from my district who fell in the line of duty last year. Officer O’Rear and the other men and women who gave their lives or were injured in the line of duty are true heroes. The men and women serving in our police departments across the nation deserve our support and gratitude. I’m proud to stand with our nation’s police officers and hope many people take the time to thank them for their service during this National Police Week.”
Congressman Robert Aderholt, R-Alabama, said:
“This week is #NationalPoliceWeek, and I want to take a moment and thank all of the brave men and women who serve as Police Officers in Alabama and across our country. They risk their lives to protect us every single day, and that is truly heroic. Thank you all for your service.”
Congressman Jerry Carl, R-Alabama, said:
“National Police Week is an important time to honor officers who lost their lives in the line of duty and to support past and current law enforcement. I stopped by one of our local precincts to thank some of the brave police officers who work incredibly hard to keep our communities safe. Thank you!”
“Last year was one of the deadliest years on record for law enforcement officers,” Carl said. “This morning, I joined my colleagues to pay respect to officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities safe. Today and everyday, we are grateful for the incredible work they do.”
Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Alabama, said:
“I’ve cosponsored H.Res. 386, which officially recognizes this week as National Police Week. Law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day to protect our communities. They often do not get the thanks they deserve, but I will always have their backs. #BackTheBlue.”
Brooks is a 2022 candidate for U.S. Senate.
Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Alabama, said:
“The radical Democrats in Joe Biden’s administration are vilifying our police. These heroes bravely face danger every day to keep us safe, yet the left’s calls against them only create more animosity and harassment. Help me BACK THE BLUE and give our police the respect they deserve for their commitment to our communities.”
Congressman Barry Moore, R-Alabama, said:
“It’s simple, folks. When Democrats defund the police, our communities are LESS safe. I’m proud to Back the Blue.”
Congressman Mike Rogers, R-Alabama, shared photos from the Alabama Law Enforcement Ceremony to remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. “I will always back the blue,” he said.
This year, National Police Week is observed Sunday, May 9, through Saturday, May 15, 2021.
Each year, during National Police Week, our nation celebrates the contributions of law enforcement officers from around the country, recognizing their hard work, dedication, loyalty and commitment to keeping our communities safe. This year the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted law enforcement officers’ courage and unwavering devotion to the communities that they have sworn to serve.