Honoring Minnesota officers killed in the line of duty

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Attached is link to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund with additional information to nationwide events taking place this week.

This President knows in his heart that to make America safe again we must also restore the tradition of respect and honor that is owed to every member of the law enforcement community in America.

A federal law signed into law in 1994 by President Bill Clinton designated May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and directed American flags to be flown at half staff.

The color blue is in honor of police officers who have been killed and disabled during the line of duty. The president previously used the color to mark World Autism Awareness Day.

In remarks earlier in the day to police families of fallen officers at the annual National Peace Officer's Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol, Trump decried violence against police.

President Trump politicized a longstanding bipartisan tradition honoring fallen police officers on Monday, attacking his political opponents while promising to stand up for police officers.

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"We're here to serve the community and the public and these officers have given the ultimate sacrifice of their life", Trooper Stacy Rasanen said.

"Now, as President, my highest duty is to keep America safe.We will keep America safe", he promised.

Sergeant Paul Parizek with Des Moines police told us last week that Chief Dana Wingert and fellow officers will be at the service. "We thank them tremendously".

This week is National Police Week, a week to honor law enforcement across the country.

May 15th is Peace Officers Memorial Day, and officers at the Green Bay Police Department marked the day with a special tribute, ceremony and moment of silence outside their station.

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