Police Officers Memorial Week


184053083_4499697096725949_9017137812426518436_nTonight at the City Council meeting we declared the week of May 10th-15th as Peace Officers Memorial Week in the City ofEasley. We are very thankful for our Police Officers, and are honored to pass this resolution.

(PICTURED in order from left to right; Officer Crutchfield, Sergeant Evans, Council Woman Breazeale and, Chief Whitten.)

Resolution No. 2021-13
National Police Memorial Week May 9-15, 2021

WHEREAS, in 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as National Police Memorial Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice; and

WHEREAS, our law enforcement officers are the guardians of life and property; defenders of the individual right to be free; warriors in the battle against crime; and are dedicated to the preservation of life and property; and

WHEREAS, it is important that all citizens know and understand the duties, responsibilities, hazards and sacrifices of their law enforcement officers, and that law enforcement officers recognize their duty to serve the people of this community, by protecting them against violence and disorder; and

WHEREAS, The City of Easley honors the valor, service, and dedication of all Police Officers, and publicly salutes the service of each and every one of our own Easley Police Officers; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED I, Butch Womack, Mayor of the City of Easley along with the Easley City Council hereby proclaims May 9 – 15, 2021 as Police Week in the City of Easley, and call upon all our citizens to make every effort to express appreciation to these men and women who are willing to sacrifice their lives, if necessary, to guard us and our loved ones against all who would violate the law.

First Reading: May 10, 2021