In 1962, President Kennedy designated May 15 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day and the calendar week in which that day falls (May 15 to 21 this year) as National Police Week.
On Sunday, May 15, flags across the country will be flown at half-staff in memory of all the law enforcement officers that have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
This year, the Township of Teaneck is particularly saddened by its loss of Police Officer John Abraham Jr., whose watch ended while on duty on Oct. 25, 2010.
I believe it only appropriate for all of us to take a moment to reflect on the sacrifice these men and women have made, remember the friends and family they have left behind, and also recognize the ongoing service of our public safety personnel who protect and safeguard our rights and property each and every day.
During National Police Week, or any week, please take a minute to say “thanks” when you see a police officer and let them know that you value their service and commitment.