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WASHINGTON – The Senate today adopted a resolution that Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and more than 80 other senators support to mark National Police Week and express support for the men and women in law enforcement.

“Police officers risk their lives every day to keep Americans safe—and many of them have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Crime is on the rise, and without order there can be no justice. That’s why we honor the dedication of the brave men and women in uniform,” said Kennedy.

“Putting on the badge to protect and serve our communities has always been a difficult and dangerous vocation, but last year has been one of the toughest. While the ongoing pandemic added a new risk to the job, violent crime and attacks targeting police have spiked in recent years. Now, more than ever, we owe law enforcement our gratitude and our support,” said Grassley.

The resolution honors the 576 law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty in 2021, as well as the 92 lost to date in 2022. Last year marked the most intentional killings of police since the Sept. 11 attacks.

The resolution designates the week of May 15 through May 21, 2022, as “National Police Week,” and expresses unwavering support for law enforcement officers across the United States in the pursuit of preserving safe and secure communities.

Text of the resolution is available here.