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Source: US State of Wisconsin

Matthew D. Krueger, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, has made the following statement, recognizing the service and sacrifice of federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement on the occasion of National Peace Officers Memorial Day and during National Police Week:

            “In 1962, to honor law enforcement officers killed or disabled in the line of duty, Congress passed and President Kennedy signed a joint resolution declaring May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day.  Unfortunately, in the last twelve months alone, three Milwaukee Police Officers – Matthew Rittner, Michael Michalski, and Charles Irvine, Jr. – were killed while protecting and serving our community.  We must never forget the service and sacrifice of these officers and their fallen brothers and sisters across the country.” 

            “We also are in the middle of National Police Week, and I urge each of us to take a moment to recognize and honor the law enforcement professionals who work tirelessly to keep all of us and our communities safe.  We thank our law enforcement partners for their hard work, dedication, and sacrifice.”

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