National “Law Enforcement Appreciation Day”

Statement from New York State Senator Kathy Marchione (R,C,I-Halfmoon), Chair of the Senate’s Local Government Committee, in observance of National “Law Enforcement Appreciation Day” today, Saturday, January 9, 2016:

“Today is recognized as National ‘Law Enforcement Appreciation Day’ and is an opportunity to express our sincere appreciation to all the courageous men and women of law enforcement who protect and serve. The work of law enforcement is difficult, demanding and often dangerous. We have been reminded of this painful lesson too many times as a police officer in Philadelphia was shot Thursday night by a criminal who professed allegiance to ISIS terrorists. We remember, reflect and pray for all the law enforcement officers that we have lost in the line of duty. The individuals who serve in law enforcement at the federal, state and local levels are deserving of our appreciation and trust. It is vital that we provide them the support they need and show them the respect they have earned. Families can sleep in safety and security thanks to the dedication, courage and professionalism of our law enforcement officers.”