Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Honors Nation’s Law Enforcement During National Police Week
In honor of National Police Week, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland recognizes the service and sacrifice of federal, state, local, and Tribal law enforcement. “This week is a time to honor our law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation,” said Attorney General Garland. Peace Officers Memorial Day, which every year falls on May 15, specifically honors law enforcement officers killed or disabled in the line of duty. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted law enforcement officers’ courage and unwavering devotion to the communities that they have sworn to serve. Additionally, according to statistics reported by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) through the Law Enforcement Officer Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) Program, 46 law enforcement officers died as a result of felonious acts and 47 died in accidents in 2020.justice.gov
Police applaud Gov. DeSantis’ plans to give first responders $1K bonuses
Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday said he plans to follow through with his proposal to use money coming to Florida from a federal stimulus package to provide first responders with $1,000 bonuses for their work during the past year.