[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 91 (Wednesday, May 12, 2010)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 26877-26878]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-11556]

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 91 / Wednesday, May 12, 2010 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8518 of May 7, 2010

Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2010

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                As a Nation, we rely on law enforcement officers to 
                keep our neighborhoods safe, enforce our laws, and 
                respond in times of crisis. These men and women sustain 
                peace and order across America, and we look to them as 
                models of courage and integrity. This week, we honor 
                their extraordinary service and sacrifice, and we 
                remember the fallen heroes whose selfless acts have 
                left behind safer streets and stronger communities.

                Every day, peace officers face the threat of violence 
                and danger. They routinely put their lives on the line 
                to defend ours, and the price of that bravery may 
                result in injury, disability, or death. The steadfast 
                dedication of our country's law enforcement officers 
                warrants more than praise. That is why my 
                Administration has provided billions of dollars in 
                grants to support State, local, and tribal law 
                enforcement agencies. These funds are giving peace 
                officers the tools and resources they need to help 
                ensure our safety.

                Thanks to law enforcement officers, our Nation is more 
                secure. They work with vigilance and dedication to 
                identify and arrest those who seek to do us harm. They 
                have also been instrumental in foiling many potential 
                attacks, including the recent plot in New York City's 
                Times Square. From combating terror and staking out 
                criminals to patrolling our highways, peace officers--
                with the strong support of their families--maintain 
                stability in our communities as we go about our daily 
                lives. This week, we recognize their invaluable 
                contributions to upholding justice, enforcing the rule 
                of law, and protecting the innocent.

                By a joint resolution approved October 1, 1962, as 
                amended (76 Stat. 676), and by Public Law 103-322, as 
                amended (36 U.S.C. 136-137), the President has been 
                authorized and requested to designate May 15 of each 
                year as ``Peace Officers Memorial Day'' and the week in 
                which it falls as ``Police Week.''

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 15, 
                2010, as Peace Officers Memorial Day and May 9 through 
                May 15, 2010, as Police Week. I call upon all Americans 
                to observe these events with appropriate ceremonies and 
                activities. Let each of us reflect on the ways in which 
                our lives have been touched by the peace officers who 
                stand guard over our neighborhoods.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                seventh day of May, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2010-11556
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