WHEREAS, In 1962 President Kennedy proclaimed May 15th of each year to be “National Peace Officers Memorial Day” and has designated week this date falls within as “National Police Week”, and,
AND WHEREAS, On May 16th, 2016 a Memorial Ceremony will be at 11:00 am, held at Oakwood Cemetery where the citizens of Lenawee County will remember and honor the ultimate sacrifice that the following 8 Lenawee County Officers have made:
Adrian City Police Officers Dennis Lyons and Bobby Williams,
Clayton Village Constable Richard Teske,
Lenawee County Sheriff Deputy Stanley Hoisington,
MI State Troopers Calvin Jones, Dugald Pellot, Rodger Adams, and Byron Erickson
In addition, we honor all the 20,790 Officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice during the discharge of their duty from our community and nationwide, with 560 from the State of Michigan since 1791.
AND WHEREAS, We also pray for the safety and protection of all 900,000 plus sworn Law Enforcement Officers being vigilant throughout our County and great nation despite over 1.16 million violent crimes committed each year.
AND WHEREAS, The citizens of Lenawee County desire to honor the valor, service and dedication of its own Law Enforcement Officers who are our guardians of life and property, defenders of the individual rights to be free people, warriors in the war against crime, and dedicated to the preservation of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
AND WHEREAS, On May 16th we humbly request that flags throughout the County be flown at half-staff to commemorate “Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Day” and to honor those who are serving our County.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Lenawee County Board of Commissioners, does hereby proclaim the week of May 15th through May 21st, 2016, as “LENAWEE COUNTY POLICE OFFICER WEEK” and calls upon the citizens in the community to especially honor those and their families who have given the ultimate sacrifice and show our sincere appreciation and support for the police officers of Lenawee County by deed, remark, and attitude. We call upon all our citizens to make every effort to express their thanks to our men and women who make it possible for us to leave our homes and families in safety each day and to return to our homes knowing they are protected by men and women willing to sacrifice their lives, to guard our loved ones, property, and government against all those who violate the law, and, IN MEMORY OF MANY, IN HONOR OF ALL.
May we never take for granted the footprints they gave us to live and learn by.
Rest easy on heavens streets. You’ve done your time in hell.