05-15-2012, 04:58 AM
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Kalliesworld, Indiana
With Memorial day just a couple weeks away let us not forget our day to day folks we see each and ever day.
my Father 22yrs of service
my Uncle Larry ( who has two bullet wound scars on his body
but recovered nicely thank you) 35yrs of service
my Uncle Don 25yrs of service
and my Cousin Steve 30yrs of service
and to my adopted father Doug aka RANCHER
my family thanks you for your service.
<UL TYPE=SQUARE>Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week is an observance in the United States that pays tribute to the local, state, and Federal peace officers. The Memorial takes place on May 15, and Police Week is the calendar week in which the Memorial falls.
The holiday was created on October 1, 1961, when Congress asked the president to designate May 15 to honor peace officers. John F. Kennedy signed the bill into law on October 1, 1962. Amended in 1994, Bill Clinton, through Public Law 103-322, directed that the flag of the United States be flown at half-staff on May 15. According to a proclamation by George W. Bush in 2002,
"Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week pay tribute to the local, State, and Federal law enforcement officers who serve and protect us with courage and dedication. These observances also remind us of the ongoing need to be vigilant against all forms of crime, especially to acts of extreme violence and terrorism."
Much of the holiday centers on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial wall in Washington, D.C., whose walls feature the names of more than 19,000 law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty.[/list]
Total Line of Duty Deaths so far this year: 36
Automobile accident: 9
Duty related illness: 1
Heart attack: 2
Motorcycle accident: 1
Vehicle pursuit: 1
Vehicular assault: 3
New Hampshire: 1
North Carolina: 1
Puerto Rico: 2
Rhode Island: 1
South Carolina: 1
U.S. Government: 2
West Virginia: 1
Average age: 43
Average tour of duty: 13 years, 4 months