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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Attorney General Sessions Celebrates Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued the following statement on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, a day set aside to show support for the brave men and women who have dedicated themselves to protecting our communities:

“Serving as a law enforcement officer is an honorable profession that is demanding, dangerous, and all too often unappreciated. Those who have chosen law enforcement as a profession and who work selflessly day and night through the harshest of conditions are a special breed.  We owe them our undying gratitude.  And, while our gratitude should not be limited to a single day of the year, I would like to take this opportunity to reiterate my deep and sincere appreciation to all serving in tribal, local, state, and federal law enforcement across the country for the daily sacrifices they make to serve and protect our communities.”

Today Attorney General Sessions also visited the Washington, D.C. Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge with Metropolitan Police Department Auxiliary Police Officers to express his gratitude and support for them and their work.

Throughout his tenure as Attorney General, Jeff Sessions has shown unwavering support for law enforcement officers:

International Association of Chiefs of Police Midyear Conference April 2017

Bureau of Prisons Correctional Workers Week Memorial Service May 2017

Sergeants Benevolent Association of New York City Award Presentation May 2017

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund 29th Annual Candlelight Vigil May 2017

International Law Enforcement Academy Graduation Ceremony July 2017

41st Annual National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives Training Conference and Exhibition August 2017

63rd Biennial Conference of the National Fraternal Order of Police August 2017

Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association October 2017

Major Cities Chiefs Association 2017 Fall Meeting October 2017

International Association of Chiefs of Police October 2017

National Fusion Center Association November 2017

The Attorney General has spoken to law enforcement audiences across America, including in Pennsylvania, Oregon, Nevada, Tennessee, New York, Florida, Virginia, Missouri, West Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Alabama, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and Ohio—all to show his support for the men and women in blue.

Updated January 9, 2018