Law Enforcement Appreciation Day


By the Governor of Alabama

WHEREAS, law enforcement officers, their families and communities face an increasingly difficult role as they protect and serve the public; and

WHEREAS, in 2016, 140 law enforcement officers across the nation lost their lives in the line of duty, representing a twenty percent increase over 2015; and

WHEREAS, the men and women who wear the badge understand the dangers of their job, but they heed the call to serve and willingly face those risks every day, in order to create safe communities for all Americans; and

WHEREAS, Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.) honors the sacrifices made by those who wear the uniform; whether it’s missing family members while working during the holidays, rushing to the aid of a crime victim or comforting those in duress; and

WHEREAS, Alabamians recognize and appreciate the sacrifices of law enforcement officers and their families and support their efforts to keep Alabama a safe place to work, live and visit:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Robert Bentley, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim Monday, January 9, 2017, as

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

in the State of Alabama.

Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 1st day of October 2016.

Robert Bentley