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Agreed to Senate (05/14/2019)

1st Session
S. RES. 209

Designating the week of May 12 through May 18, 2019, as “National Police Week”.


May 14, 2019

Mr. Graham (for himself, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Grassley, Ms. Cortez Masto, Ms. Murkowski, Mr. Coons, Mrs. Capito, Mr. Brown, Mr. Daines, Ms. Cantwell, Mr. Braun, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Rubio, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. King, Mr. Tillis, Mr. Casey, Ms. McSally, Ms. Sinema, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Markey, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Tester, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Cardin, Mr. Sullivan, Mr. Menendez, Mr. Johnson, Ms. Hassan, Mr. Isakson, Ms. Rosen, Mr. Enzi, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Rounds, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Young, Ms. Smith, Mr. Roberts, Mrs. Shaheen, Mr. Burr, Ms. Klobuchar, Mrs. Fischer, Mr. Jones, Mrs. Hyde-Smith, Mr. Booker, Mr. Scott of South Carolina, Mr. Carper, Ms. Collins, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Moran, Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. Toomey, Mr. Peters, Mr. Crapo, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Perdue, Mr. Reed, Mr. Wicker, Mr. Heinrich, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Kaine, Mr. Gardner, Ms. Duckworth, Mr. Lankford, Mr. Schumer, Mr. Alexander, Mr. Udall, Mr. Romney, Mrs. Gillibrand, Mr. Cotton, Mr. Warner, Mr. Cassidy, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Lee, Mr. Manchin, Mr. Hoeven, Ms. Warren, Mr. Scott of Florida, Mr. Murphy, Mr. Thune, Mr. Merkley, Mr. Hawley, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Barrasso, Ms. Harris, Mr. Risch, Ms. Hirono, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Wyden, Mr. Blunt, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Paul, Mr. Schatz, Ms. Ernst, Mr. Sasse, Mr. Cruz, Mr. Portman, Mr. Shelby, and Mr. Kennedy) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to


Designating the week of May 12 through May 18, 2019, as “National Police Week”.

    Whereas Federal, State, local, and Tribal police officers, sheriffs, and other law enforcement officers across the United States serve with valor, dignity, and integrity;

    Whereas law enforcement officers are charged with—

    (1) pursuing justice for all individuals; and

    (2) performing the duties of a law enforcement officer with fidelity to the constitutional and civil rights of the public the officers serve;

    Whereas law enforcement officers swear an oath to uphold the public trust even though, through the performance of the duties of a law enforcement officer, the officers may become targets for senseless acts of violence;

    Whereas, in 1962, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy signed Public Law 87–726 (36 U.S.C. 136) (referred to in this preamble as the “Joint Resolution”), which authorizes the President to proclaim May 15 of every year as Peace Officers Memorial Day in honor of the Federal, State, and local officers who have been killed, disabled, or otherwise injured in the line of duty;

    Whereas the Joint Resolution also authorizes the President to designate the week in which Peace Officers Memorial Day falls as National Police Week;

    Whereas the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, dedicated on October 15, 1991, is the national monument to honor those law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty;

    Whereas the 38th Annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service honors the 159 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in 2018, including—

    (1) William H. Allee;

    (2) Michael J. Anson;

    (3) Christopher T. Bacon;

    (4) Daniel S. Baker;

    (5) Thomas J. Barnitt;

    (6) Mark J. Baserman;

    (7) Paul R. Bauer;

    (8) Steven Belanger;

    (9) Benton H. Bertram;

    (10) Justin T. Billa;

    (11) Edward R. Bollman;

    (12) John J. Brant;

    (13) William H. Briggs;

    (14) Jermaine T. Brown;

    (15) Samuel N. Bullard;

    (16) Lonnie V. Burton;

    (17) Amy S. Caprio;

    (18) Terrence F. Carraway;

    (19) Greggory Casillas V;

    (20) Michael C. Chesna;

    (21) Anthony L. Christie;

    (22) Nicholas F. Clark;

    (23) Eugene P. Cole;

    (24) Timothy D. Cole, Sr.;

    (25) Jarate D. Condit;

    (26) Kevin K. Conner;

    (27) Jesus M. Cordova;

    (28) Thomas M. Coulter;

    (29) Mark A. Cox;

    (30) Brian L. Crews;

    (31) Kevin F. Crossley;

    (32) Brian S. Cuscino;

    (33) Glenn A. Doss;

    (34) Micheal R. Doty;

    (35) Christopher J. Driver;

    (36) Keith O. Earle;

    (37) Tyler J. Edenhofer;

    (38) Hunter A. Edwards;

    (39) Kyle L. Eng;

    (40) Timothy A. Ensley;

    (41) Pedro Esponda, Jr.;

    (42) William P. Farley;

    (43) Micah L. Flick;

    (44) Edgar Flores;

    (45) Jeffrey W. Francis;

    (46) Jared W. Franks;

    (47) Jarrod K. Friddle;

    (48) Mark S. Gado;

    (49) Sean M. Gannon;

    (50) Conrad C. Gary;

    (51) William J. Gentry, Jr.;

    (52) Earl J. Givens III;

    (53) Joseph B. Gomm;

    (54) Walter Greene, Jr.;

    (55) Kirk A. Griess;

    (56) Heath M. Gumm;

    (57) Richard W. Hale;

    (58) Dale S. Hallman;

    (59) Scotty Hamilton;

    (60) Ron L. Helus;

    (61) Christopher D. Hill;

    (62) Tony Hinostroza III;

    (63) Toshio Hirai;

    (64) Garrett W. Hull;

    (65) Jerry L. Hurd, Jr.;

    (66) Charles G. Irvine, Jr.;

    (67) Samuel Jimenez;

    (68) Raymond B. Jimmerson;

    (69) Adam E. Jobbers-Miller;

    (70) Eric J. Joering;

    (71) Bronson K. Kaliloa;

    (72) Theresa S. King;

    (73) James L. Kirk, Jr.;

    (74) Gary L. Koch;

    (75) Robert K. Kunze III;

    (76) Christopher M. Lawton;

    (77) Andres Laza-Caraballo;

    (78) Michael L. Ledek;

    (79) David J. LeValley;

    (80) Taylor F. Lindsey;

    (81) Alexis T.E. Locklear;

    (82) Richard Lopez;

    (83) Chase L. Maddox;

    (84) David Manning;

    (85) Tawanna V. Marin;

    (86) Eduardo Marmolejo;

    (87) Larry E. Marrero;

    (88) Mathew J. Mazany;

    (89) Dennis P. McCarthy;

    (90) Daniel A. McCartney;

    (91) Francis A. McClelland, Jr.;

    (92) Phillip L. Meacham;

    (93) Deidre I. Mengedoht;

    (94) Michael J. Michalski;

    (95) Kevin M. Miller;

    (96) W. Zachery M. Moak;

    (97) Anthony P. Morelli;

    (98) Diego Moreno;

    (99) Matthew T. Moreno;

    (100) Emmett P. Morris;

    (101) Melissa S. Morrow;

    (102) Christopher R. Morton;

    (103) Stephen J. Mullen;

    (104) Paul Murphy;

    (105) Robert E. Nagle;

    (106) Mark J. Natale;

    (107) Vu X. Nguyen;

    (108) Kathleen O’Connor-Funigiello;

    (109) Joel A. Pantojas Fuentes;

    (110) Joseph M. Parise;

    (111) Jacob M. Pickett;

    (112) Robert S. Pitts;

    (113) Jason B. Quick;

    (114) P. Scott Ragsdale;

    (115) Noel Ramirez-Beltran, Jr.;

    (116) Mujahid A.M. Ramzziddin;

    (117) Dennis W. Reichardt;

    (118) Nole E. Remagen;

    (119) Oscar A. Reyes;

    (120) Kirt R. Ricks III;

    (121) Christopher Robateau;

    (122) Aaron P. Roberts;

    (123) Patrick T. Rohrer;

    (124) David P. Romrell;

    (125) Alex I. Sable;

    (126) Charles R. Salaway;

    (127) Rogelio Santander, Jr.;

    (128) Jason M. Seals;

    (129) David C. Sherrard;

    (130) Casey L. Shoemate;

    (131) Fadi M. Shukur;

    (132) Basilio A. Simons;

    (133) Leann Simpson;

    (134) Ronil Singh;

    (135) Michael W. Smith;

    (136) Rodney S. Smith;

    (137) Kevin J. Stanton;

    (138) Mark V. Stasyuk;

    (139) Kent D. Swanson;

    (140) Sally A. Thompson;

    (141) David A. Tinsley;

    (142) Antwan D. Toney;

    (143) Farrah B.G. Turner;

    (144) Harry Valentin;

    (145) Loren Y. Vasquez;

    (146) Dennis B. Vincent;

    (147) Benjamin D. Wallace;

    (148) William H. Wanser;

    (149) Darren M. Weathers;

    (150) Lance C. Whitaker;

    (151) Chase S. White;

    (152) James K. White;

    (153) Charles M. Whites, Jr.;

    (154) Ayrian M. Williams;

    (155) Malcus Williams II;

    (156) Tamby Yagan;

    (157) Kristopher D. Youngberg;

    (158) Benjamin L. Zirbel; and

    (159) Ryan D. Zirkle; and

    Whereas, since the beginning of 2019, 41 law enforcement officers from across the United States have made the ultimate sacrifice: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate—

(1) designates the week of May 12 through May 18, 2019, as “National Police Week”;

(2) expresses strong support for law enforcement officers across the United States in the efforts that those officers undertake to build safer and more secure communities;

(3) recognizes the need to ensure that law enforcement officers have the equipment, training, and resources necessary to protect the health and safety of the officers while the officers are protecting the public;

(4) recognizes the law enforcement community for the continual selfless acts of sacrifice and bravery carried out by the members of that community;

(5) acknowledges that police officers and other law enforcement personnel, especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, should be remembered and honored;

(6) expresses condolences to the loved ones of each law enforcement officer who has made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty; and

(7) encourages the people of the United States to observe National Police Week with appropriate ceremonies and activities that promote awareness of the vital role that law enforcement officers perform in service to the United States and the communities in which those officers serve.