Attorney General William P. Barr Participates in Police Week

May 10, 2019

In October 1962, Congress enacted a joint resolution, which the President signed, declaring May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day to honor law enforcement officers killed or disabled in the line of duty. The resolution also created National Police Week as an annual tribute to law enforcement service and sacrifice.

During Police Week, our nation celebrates the contributions of police officers from around the country, recognizing their hard work, dedication, loyalty and commitment in keeping our communities safe.

Blue Mass at St. Patrick's Catholic Church

Attorney General William P. Barr, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and FBI Director Christopher Wray attended the Blue Mass on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 to remember first responders who have fallen in the line of duty
Attorney General William P. Barr, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and FBI Director Christopher Wray attended the Blue Mass on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 to remember first responders who have fallen in the line of duty.

Correctional Workers Week Memorial Service

"It is fitting, during Correctional Workers Week, that we stop and remember the BOP employees who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Their examples remind us of the dangers BOP officers face every day-and the bravery with which they face it. BOP officers work every hour of every day without knowing what the next shift will bring. And yet, despite the challenges, BOP employees show consistent dedication. It is the same work for which Robert Miller gave his life 31 years ago: to ensure that dangerous criminals remain behind bars where they belong and where they cannot hurt innocent people in society. Thank you all for undertaking this difficult but noble work."

- Attorney General William P. Barr

Attorney General William P. Barr delivered remarks on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at the Correctional Workers Week Memorial Service

Attorney General William P. Barr delivered remarks on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at the Correctional Workers Week Memorial Service

Attorney General William P. Barr delivered remarks on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at the Correctional Workers Week Memorial Service
Attorney General William P. Barr delivered remarks on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at the Correctional Workers Week Memorial Service.

U.S. Marshals Service National Police Week Memorial Service

"The Marshals pride themselves on being the oldest federal law enforcement officers in the United States. And it is right to honor this history. But the Marshals Service of today is as effective and as respected as it has ever been in its history."

- Attorney General William P. Barr

Attorney General William P. Barr pictured with U.S. Marshal Director Donald Washington at U.S. Marshals Service National Police Week Memorial Service on Friday, May 10, 2019.
Attorney General William P. Barr pictured with U.S. Marshal Director Donald Washington at U.S. Marshals Service National Police Week Memorial Service on Friday, May 10, 2019.

 

 

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