Monday, May 10, 2010

Executive Order Declaring May 9-15, 2010 National Police Week

EXECUTIVE ORDER PROCLAIMING MAY 9-15, 2010 NATIONAL POLICE WEEK
Whereas, The Congress and President of the United States have designated May 15 as Peace Officers' Memorial Day, and the week in which May 15 falls as National Police week; and
Whereas, the members of the law enforcement agency of Helena-West Helena play an essential role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms of our community; and
Whereas, it is important that all citizens know and understand the duties, responsibilities, hazards, and sacrifices of their law enforcement agency, and that members of our law enforcement agency recognize their duty to serve the people by safeguarding life and property, by protecting them against violence and disorder, and by protecting the innocent against deception and the weak against oppression; and
Whereas, the men and women of the Helena-West Helena Police Department unceasingly provide a vital public service;
Now, therefore, I, James F. Valley, Mayor of Helena-West Helena, call upon all citizens of Helena-West Helena and upon all patriotic, civic and educational organizations to observe the week of May 9 - 15, 2010, as Police Week with appropriate ceremonies and observances in which all of our people may join in commemorating law enforcement officers, past and present, who, by their faithful and loyal devotion to their responsibilities, have rendered a dedicated service to their communities and, in so doing, have established for themselves an enviable and enduring reputation for preserving the rights and security of all citizens.
I further call upon all citizens of Helena-West Helena to observe Saturday, May 15th, as Peace Officers' Memorial Day in honor of those law enforcement officers who, through their courageous deeds, have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their community or have become disabled in the performance of duty, and let us recognize and pay respect to the survivors of our fallen heroes.
In witness thereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the Helena-West Helena to be affixed.
/s/ James F. Valley, Mayor
CITY OF HELENA-WEST HELENA, ARKANSAS



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Honorable James F. Valley
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