President Donald Trump announced that the White House will be lit up blue on Monday evening to honor fallen police officers for Monday’s Peace Officer Memorial Day, according to a recent report.
In an annual memorial service for slain officers, Trump said that his administration would make federal resources more available for law enforcement departments, according to the report.
“You are the thin blue line between civilization and chaos,” Trump said. “Because you don’t hear it nearly enough, I want you to know that patriotic Americans of all backgrounds truly support and love our police. The very sad thing is that today many politicians don’t want to say that, they don’t want to talk about that, because it’s not politically correct, and they think it might hurt them with voters. I will say it, and I will talk about it proudly.”
“We must end the reckless words of incitement that give rise to danger and violence, and take the time to work with cops, not against them, not obstruct them — which is what we’re doing,” Trump said.
In the Oval Office, Trump signed a proclamation Monday on “Peace Officers Memorial Day.”
“During Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, we honor the men and women of law enforcement who have been killed or disabled in the course of serving our communities. Police officers are the thin blue line whose sacrifices protect and serve us every day, and we pledge to support them as they risk their lives to safeguard ours,” Trump said in the proclamation.
“We must end the reckless words of incitement that give rise to danger and violence, and take the time to work with cops, not against them, not obstruct them — which is what we’re doing,” Trump announced in a statement, according to the report.
Last year, more than 100 police officers died in the line of duty, according to the White House.