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PROCLAMATION <br />NFI T1TAS ('0t N TY <br />National Police Week 2014 <br />To recognize National Police Week 2014 and to honor the service and sacrifice of those law <br />enforcement officers killed in the line of duty while protecting our communities and <br />safeguarding our democracy. <br />WHEREAS, there are approximately 900,000 law enforcement officers serving in <br />communities across the United States, including the dedicated members of the Kittitas <br />County Sheriff's Office; <br />WHEREAS, nearly 60,000 assaults against law enforcement officers are reported each <br />year, resulting in approximately 16,000 injuries; <br />WHEREAS, since the first recorded death in 1791, almost 20,000 law enforcement <br />officers in the United States have made the ultimate sacrifice and been killed in the line <br />of duty, including 6 from Kittitas County ( 1 Cle Elum PD, 2 Ellensburg PD and 3 <br />Kittitas County Deputies); <br />WHEREAS, the names of these dedicated public servants are engraved on the walls of <br />the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.; <br />WHEREAS, 286 new names of fallen heroes are being added to the National Law <br />Enforcement Officers Memorial this spring, including 100 officers killed in 2013 and 186 <br />officers killed in previous years; <br />WHEREAS, the service and sacrifice of all officers killed in the line of duty will be <br />honored during the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund's 26th Annual <br />Candlelight Vigil, on the evening of May 13, 2014; <br />WHEREAS, the Candlelight Vigil is part of National Police Week, which takes place <br />this year on May 11-17; <br />WHEREAS, May 15 is designated as Peace Officers Memorial Day, in honor of all <br />fallen officers and their families and U.S. flags should be flown at half-staff, <br />