Trump Honors Fallen Police Officers on #PeaceOfficersMemorialDay

On Tuesday, President Trump proclaimed May 15th, 2018 as Peace Officers Memorial Week as he spoke from Capitol Hill at the National Peace Officers Memorial Service, calling the fallen officers “among the bravest Americans to ever live.”

“I especially want to speak to the young sons and daughters who join us here today. I want you to know that your moms and dads are among the bravest Americans to ever live, said President Trump.

The president continued, “When danger came, when darkness fell, when destruction loomed, they did not flinch. They were not afraid they did not falter they stared down danger, raced down alleys, chased down criminals, kicked down doors and faced down evil. Brave.

President Trump vowed to “provide our nation’s law enforcement agencies with the resources they need and deserve to keep our citizens safe and our communities secure,” adding, “We will protect those who protect us.”

In a powerful display of raw emotion, the president clutched the grieving family of Detective Miosotis Familia, who was murdered last year during the line of duty, telling them “She loved the department, she loved being a police officer,” and “She was respected by everybody.”

President Trump also said that he had ordered the DOJ “to do everything in its power to defend the lives of American law enforcement,” calling for the death penalty for those who kill police officers, and once again calling on Congress to “secure our borders.”