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Sen. Cruz Honors Law Enforcement Officers

Joins resolution commemorating National Police Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined 53 senators in cosponsoring a bipartisan resolution observing National Police Week.

Since 1962, the United States has observed the week of May 15 as National Police Week. Every year in communities across the country, we gather to honor the law enforcement officers dedicated to protecting our communities, including those who made the ultimate sacrifice and lost their lives selflessly serving their fellow Americans. This week, we honor the 123 brave men and women killed in the line of duty in the last year, 12 of whom served in Texas:

·      Jeffrey Emmons Radford, Bell County C.O., Pct. 3

·      Adriane Arellano, El Paso P.D.

·      Darren H. Goforth, Harris County, S.O.

·      Tronoski Dontel Jones, Harris County S.O.

·      Richard K. Martin, Houston P.D.

·      Christopher Dan Kelley, Hutto P.D.

·      Darrell Lamond Allen, Marlin P.D.

·      Korby Lee Kennedy, San Angelo P.D.

·      Christopher A. Davis, Texas Department of Criminal Justice

·      Timothy A. Davison, Texas Department of Criminal Justice

·      Eligio Ruiz Garcia, Jr., Texas Department of Criminal Justice

·      William Karl Keesee, Texas Department of Public Safety

“It is a privilege to join my Senate colleagues in cosponsoring this bipartisan measure, which commemorates National Police Week 2016, and I hope all Texans will join me in honoring the lives of the fallen heroes lost in the last year,” Sen. Cruz said. “I also extend my heartfelt thanks to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), the Fraternal Order of Police/Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary (FOP/FOPA), and Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) for their tireless work as lead organizers of National Police Week. To the brave law enforcement officers in Texas and across the United States, thank you for all that you do.”

The full text of the resolution is available here.


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