National Police Week Recognized Locally
Written by Dan Fischer on May 11, 2020
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as National Police Week. Typically, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those officers that have paid the ultimate sacrifice during this week.
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic these events have been cancelled this year. Genesee County Sheriff William A. Sheron, Jr., City of Batavia Police Chief Shawn Heubusch, Village of Le Roy Police Chief Christopher Hayward, along with the Genesee County Legislature, recognize this week in honor of all those in the law enforcement profession for the countless hours each officer dedicates to the community in which they serve.
The Genesee County Legislature will be issuing a proclamation at its Wednesday night meeting recognizing May 10 – 16, 2020, as National Police Week. The lights on the Old County Courthouse cupola will be changed to blue to acknowledge this week.
Law enforcement officers are always prepared to respond and aid our residents, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
“We commend the women and men of the law enforcement community for their selfless dedication to the protection of the citizens and communities they serve. May God bless them and their families. Please take a moment and join us in paying tribute to these tremendous individuals and remember those that have given the ultimate sacrifice,” stated Sheriff Sheron, Chief Heubusch and Chief Hayward.