Burns resolution designates ‘National Police Week’ in Pa.

‘Peace Officers Memorial Day’ also highlighted

HARRISBURG, May 13 – Continuing his commitment to supporting law enforcement officers, state Rep. Frank Burns said Monday the House of Representatives unanimously adopted his resolution designating May 12 through May 18 as “National Police Week” and May 15 as “Peace Officers Memorial Day” in Pennsylvania.

As chairman of the House Blue Lives Matter Caucus, Burns, D-Cambria, said he introduced H.R. 125 to remind all Pennsylvanians of the critical roles police officers perform every day to keep order in a nation governed by laws.

“Law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line each and every day to keep us safe deserve our appreciation and respect,” Burns said. “I strongly believe that most law-abiding citizens respect police officers and the job they do, protecting people and safeguarding law and order.”

Burns said the roots of his resolution trace to 1962, when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15 as “Peace Officers Memorial Day” and the week on which that date fell as “Police Week.”

Also, continuing a tradition that began in 1982, Burns said a memorial service also will be held in Senate Park in Washington, D.C.