WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) cosponsored a resolution designating May 15 through May 21, of 2022 as National Police Week. This bipartisan resolution was led by U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and was cosponsored by 84 of their Senate colleagues. The resolution was unanimously adopted on May 18.
“Law enforcement officers across Wyoming are essential members of our community. It truly is a privilege to be part of legislation that commemorates all of the hard work these officers do to ensure our safety. With our nation’s recent spike in violent crimes and attacks on police, it is so important that we give these officers, and their families, the support and recognition that they deserve,” said Senator Lummis.
This resolution honors the 576 law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty in 2021. In the face of anti-police rhetoric and a rise in violent crime, law enforcement personnel continue to answer the call, serving their communities, often at great risk to themselves.
To read the resolution, click here.