WHEREAS, May 15 of each year was proclaimed "Police Officer's Memorial Day" by President John F. Kennedy on October 1, 1962, in honor of those peace officers who, through their courageous deeds, have lost their lives or become disabled in the performance of duty; and


WHEREAS, Albemarle County is faithfully served by a professional and committed Police Department whose men and women are dedicated to providing outstanding service to the community; and


WHEREAS, these days of increasing fear, rising crime, reckless acts of violence, recall to our minds President Kennedy's words of praise for these officers as "truly men and women of courage, judgment and dedication”;  and 


WHEREAS, we share his sentiments and agree that it is time to remind the public of the day-by-day heroism of our officers, both those on active duty and those who have given their lives in the line of duty; and


WHEREAS, we will be recognizing Police Memorial Day in Albemarle County with a special ceremony to be held on May 15, 2009;


NOW, THEREFORE, I, David Slutzky, Chairman, on behalf of the Albemarle Board of County Supervisors, do hereby declare and set aside the week of


                     May 10 through May 20, 2009, as




and call upon all citizens to recognize the significant efforts and accomplishments of these officers.



Signed and sealed this 6th day of May, 2009.


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