Hoeven Commemorates Fallen North Dakota Peace Officers
Senator Is Cosponsoring Resolution Honoring National Police Week, Fallen ND Officer Jason Moszer and Deputy Colt Allery
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today is cosponsoring a resolution commemorating National Police Week as May 15 – 21. The resolution honors and lists by name all 143 police officers killed in the line of duty in 2016, including Fargo Officer Jason Moszer who was killed in February 2016. Officer Moszer’s name was engraved on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, which was formally dedicated on Saturday during a candlelight vigil on the National Mall. Hoeven is joining Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and a bipartisan group of senators in introducing the resolution.
The resolution also notes the 42 officers who have died in the line of duty thus far in 2017. This includes Deputy Colt Allery, who was killed in January of this year. Deputy Allery will be added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial next year.
“Deputy Allery and Officer Moszer exemplify the sacrifice and unflinching service of our policemen and women,” Hoeven said. “Our communities would not be the same without them. We honor the memories of Officer Moszer and Deputy Allery and we are glad to see Officer Moszer’s name added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial this year, just as Deputy Allery’s name will be added next year, so that future generations will know of their heroic sacrifice.”
Peace Officers Memorial Day has been observed every May 15th since being designated in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy, and the week in which that day falls has been designated as National Police Week. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial was dedicated in October 1991 and serves as the national monument honoring law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.
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