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Sponsors: Reps. Wooten, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brittain, Bryant, Burns, Bustos, Calhoon, Carter, Caskey, Chumley, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Dabney, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Fry, Gagnon, Garvin, Gatch, Gilliam, Gilliard, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hyde, Jefferson, J.E. Johnson, J.L. Johnson, K.O. Johnson, Jones, Jordan, Kimmons, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Magnuson, Martin, Matthews, May, McCabe, McCravy, McDaniel, McGarry, McGinnis, McKnight, J. Moore, T. Moore, Morgan, D.C. Moss, V.S. Moss, Murphy, Murray, B. Newton, W. Newton, Nutt, Oremus, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pope, Rivers, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G.M. Smith, G.R. Smith, M.M. Smith, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Taylor, Tedder, Thayer, Thigpen, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wetmore, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis and Yow
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Introduced in the House on May 5, 2021
Adopted by the House on May 5, 2021
Summary: Law Enforcement Appreciation Week
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5/5/2021 House Introduced and adopted
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO RECOGNIZE MAY 9 THROUGH MAY 15, 2021, AS POLICE WEEK IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO HONOR THE SERVICE AND SACRIFICE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY WHILE PROTECTING OUR COMMUNITIES AND SAFEGUARDING DEMOCRACY.
Whereas, the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives find it appropriate and proper to recognize May 9 through May 15, 2021, as Police Week in South Carolina, in conjunction with National Police Week, to honor the men and women who risk their lives to serve our communities and keep our citizens safe; and
Whereas, in 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others; and
Whereas, there are more than 800,000 law enforcement officers now serving in communities across the United States, the highest figure ever; and
Whereas, members of law enforcement deserve the appreciation and respect of the people of this great State for the merit, dignity, courage, and reliability they exhibit every day. We must also honor the sacrifices made by our police officers' families, who face constant concern as their loved ones work to protect us; and
Whereas, in 2020 alone, 264 federal, state, military, tribal, and local law enforcement officers died in the line of duty across the country, with 145 of the 264 deaths attributed to COVID-19. The names of these dedicated public servants who made the ultimate sacrifice are engraved on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.; and
Whereas, South Carolina's fallen officers and their service to their respective communities will never be forgotten. By choosing to commit themselves to law enforcement, these brave individuals answered the call to service and willingly put their lives in jeopardy. We commend them for recognizing service as a noble career and for protecting the public safety, as we also recognize all those officers who are serving without incident to date; and
Whereas, the citizens of South Carolina long have turned to members of law enforcement for assistance and support in times of distress, be it a personal crisis, civil disorder, or natural disaster. We in South Carolina are indeed blessed and grateful for this service, and the House, on behalf of the people of the Palmetto State, takes great pleasure in saluting our fine law enforcement officers, especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:
That the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives, by this resolution, recognize May 9 through May 15, 2021, as Police Week in South Carolina and honor the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty while protecting our communities and safeguarding democracy.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Association.
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