SENATOR MURKOWSKI HONORS FALLEN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND THEIR FAMILIESWASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Lisa Murkowski was joined by her colleagues in the Senate in passing a resolution she sponsored honoring and thanking Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) for their assistance in rebuilding the lives of family members of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty across the United States.
“COPS is a blessing to the family members of fallen law enforcement officers who must rebuild their lives after the loss of a loved one,” said Senator Murkowski. “I want to thank this organization for the tremendous support they have shown for 25 years to the families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.”
COPS has served as a bedrock of strength to tens of thousands of family members of fallen law enforcement officers. COPS has helped citizens of not only Alaska, but also of every state in our nation.
This resolution is of special significance this week – National Police Week. Last year, some 181 law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty. Their names are being added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial located at Judiciary Square in Washington, DC in a ceremony this week. On Thursday, Peace Officers Memorial Day, another ceremony honoring them will be held at the Capitol.