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Friday, May 13, 2016

U.S. Attorney Issues Police Week Message

Working with Officers is “One of the Highlights of My Job”

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein sent the following message to police officers serving in Maryland:

“Working with exceptional Maryland law enforcement officers is one of the highlights of my job. It is a tremendous privilege to work with so many officers who serve with honor and integrity. Thank you for your courage and your devotion to justice.”

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In 2016, National Peace Officers Memorial Day falls on Sunday, May 15. The official dates for National Police Week are May 15 through May 21, although many events are taking place before May 15.

During National Police Week, we pay tribute to police officers who have died in the line of duty and give thanks to officers who faithfully protect and serve.

This year, according to the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, the names of 123 officers killed in the line of duty are being added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. They include officers who died in the line of duty during 2015, and officers who died in previous years but had not been added to the Memorial. Four Maryland officers were added this year:

Craig Anthony Chandler, Baltimore City Police Department (2015)
Brennan Roger Rabain, Prince George’s County Police Department (2015)
Noah Aaron Leotta, Montgomery County Police Department (2015) and
George Oliver Noonan, Bel Air Police Department (1920)

At a ceremony in Maryland on May 6, the state honored three officers who died in shooting incidents in 2016:

Patrick Dailey, Harford County Sheriff’s Office
Mark Logsdon, Harford County Sheriff’s Office
Jacai D. Colson, Prince George’s County Police Department


Updated May 13, 2016