PROCLAMATION

A PROCLAMATION TO DESIGNATE THE WEEK OF

MAY 12-18, 2002 AS POLICE WEEK

WHEREAS, Congress and the President of the United States have designated May 15th as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, and the week in which May 15th falls as National Police Week; and

WHEREAS, the members of the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office play an essential role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms of Fauquier County citizens; and

WHEREAS, it is important that all citizens know and understand the duties, responsibilities, hazards, and sacrifices of their law enforcement agency, and that members of our law enforcement agency recognize their duty to serve the people by safeguarding life and property, by protecting them against violence and disorder, and by protecting the innocent against deception and the weak against oppression; and

             WHEREAS, the men and women of the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office unceasingly provide a vital public service; now, therefore, be it

PROCLAIMED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 16th day of May 2002, That the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors calls upon all citizens of Fauquier County and upon all patriotic, civic and educational organizations to observe the week of May 12th through May 18th, 2002, as Police Week with appropriate ceremonies and observances in which all of our people may join in commemorating law enforcement officers, past and present, who, by their faithful and loyal devotion to their responsibilities, have rendered a dedicated service to their communities and, in so doing, have established for themselves an enviable and enduring reputation for preserving the rights and security of all citizens; and, be it

            PROCLAIMED FURTHER, That the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors calls upon all citizens of Fauquier County to observe Thursday, May 16th, as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day in honor of those law enforcement officers who, through their courageous deeds, have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their community or have become disabled in the performance of duty, and let us recognize and pay respect to the survivors of our fallen heroes. 

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   Raymond E. Graham
 
Chairman