Batavia, Ohio – Mr. Ed Humphrey, President of the Board of Clermont County Commissioners, presented Chief D. Jamey Mills of the Milford Police Department with a proclamation declaring May 12–May 18 as Police Week in Clermont County. National Police Week is dedicated to honoring America’s law enforcement community and May 15 of each year is designated as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day. During the proclamation presentation, Commissioner Humphrey stated, “Law enforcement officers are our guardians of life and property, defenders of individual rights, serving on the front lines in the battle against crime and are dedicated to the preservation of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
President John F. Kennedy signed the original proclamation which declared May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. National Police Week has grown over the years into a series of events which attracts thousands of survivors and law enforcement officers to celebrate together at the Nation’s Capital each year. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is located in Washington, DC and is the nation’s monument dedicated to law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.
Commissioner Humphrey announced that every 57 hours an American Police Officer is killed in the line of duty and 187 officers are seriously assaulted in the performance of their duties. Clermont County joins with numerous counties, cities and towns across the nation, at this time, to honor all peace officers. “Here at the county, we desire to honor the valor, service and dedication of the men and women who have devoted their professional lives to serving and protecting the citizens of our communities,” said Humphrey.
Chief Mills accepted the proclamation on behalf of the Clermont County Police Chief and Sheriff’s Association. Chief Mills stated, “We are fortunate to serve a very grateful citizenry and leadership in Clermont County. I’ve been doing this job for 20 years in Clermont County and we have always appreciated this type of support.” Mills added, “We are very grateful and thank you for this recognition.”
The Board of Clermont County Commissioners strongly encourages citizens to pay tribute to the men and women who serve the county as law enforcement officers. The Commissioners specified the importance of showing appreciation for the remarkable job achieved by the law enforcement officers across Clermont County each and every day.
For additional information about this or other county news, contact Clermont County Communications Director, Annette Meagher at (513) 441-9647 or by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org