Tuesday, May 20, 2014
At the May 13 Town Council Meeting, Mayor Linda Page proclaimed May 11-17 as Police Week and urged residents to salute law enforcement officers at home and in communities across the nation.
“Since 1791, almost 20,000 law enforcement officers in the United States have made the ultimate sacrifice and have been killed in the line of duty – including one member of the Mount Pleasant Police Department, Officer Vaughn Edward Kee. One hundred law enforcement officers lost their lives in the line of duty in 2013 and while one death is one too many; it is encouraging to see the numbers decrease from past years,” said Mayor Page.
“Have you thanked a police officer today?” she asked. “If not, Police Week is a great opportunity to honor our law enforcement officers for their courage and dedication and to pay homage to the service and sacrifice of all officers killed in the line of duty.”
The Town of Mount Pleasant Police Department held a community outreach event at the Towne Centre on May 10 and participated in the 2014 Lowcountry Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial Service on May 14. They have designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day.
For more information about the Mount Pleasant Police Department, visit them online at www.tompsc.com or friend them on Facebook.