Take Time to Say Thanks: National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

We have appreciated the support shown by our community. We will work hard every day to earn your trust and confidence. We share your desire for a safe community.

IACP Blog

Today, January 9th, 2015, we join several other law enforcement organizations and citizens in showing support for law enforcement officers through National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.).  In light of the recent negativity directed towards the law enforcement community, we need to show these brave men and women that we are thankful for all that they do.

Law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day in order to confront crime and violence in our communities and safeguard the citizens they were sworn to protect. On average, a U.S. law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty every 58 hours. More than 50,000 officers are assaulted, and more than 15,000 officers are injured in the line of duty each year.

This past year was particularly devastating for the law enforcement community. 126 officers were killed in the line of duty and violent ambush-style attacks on law enforcement…

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