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Alabama’s officials honor law enforcement during annual National Police Week

Alabama’s elected officials honored law enforcement across the state and country on Wednesday. On the federal level, Alabama’s two U.S. Senators and Republican Congressional representatives thanked police for risking their lives everyday to serve their communities.

U.S. Senators Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) and Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) not only helped to introduce a resolution establishing May 8-18 as National Police Week, but also took part in a constructive National Police Week roundtable featuring multiple senators and legal experts.

“America’s brave men and women in blue wake up every day prepared to sacrifice their own safety in service to fellow Americans they may not even know,” said Senator Tuberville. “Police officers are the first line of defense for Alabamians and families across the country. Yet today, Democrats have turned our police into national punching bags. Democrats’ attacks on our police are absolutely repugnant and must be condemned by every American, especially those in public office. Police are some of the best people in this country.”

“Now, more than ever, they deserve our gratitude and support.”

Senator Britt also emphasized the sacrifice law enforcement officers make each day.

An EMT by trade, Congressman Dale Strong issued a statement through the First Responder Caucus.

“This Police Week, we honor law enforcement officers across the nation, especially those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in service to their communities,” said Strong. “As a lifelong first responder myself, I am honored to fight for fellow first responders in Washington.”

Congressman Mike Rogers took part in an Alabama Law Enforcement Appreciation Foundation lunch.

On social media, Congressman Robert Aderholt thanked law enforcement across his district.

Congressman Gary Palmer expressed his gratitude towards those who “dedicate their lives to keeping our communities safe.”

On the state level, Alabama’s highest ranking law enforcement officer, Attorney General Steve Marshall, said that police are “always the first call.”


Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter

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