WASHINGTON D.C. – Law enforcement agencies from across the country are gathering in Washington D.C. to honor the men and women in uniform killed in the line of duty.
Tuesday, May 15, is Peace Officers Memorial Day nationwide as a part of Police Week. The week-long services recognize the sacrifices law enforcement officers make each day.
The Trump administration said it is working to equip law enforcement agencies with funding to hire more officers, train for active shooter situations, and improve school safety. Earlier this year, President Donald Trump signed the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act, giving officers more resources to deal with stress and trauma caused by the job.
Last week, officers marched down Congress Avenue in Austin to honor those who laid down their lives to protect their communities. Families received a medal of honor from Gov. Greg Abbott, who hugged and thanked them for their sacrifice.