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Secretary Napolitano Honors Law Enforcement During National Police Week

Release Date: 
May 13, 2010

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

Washington, D.C. - Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today commemorated National Police Week by delivering remarks and joining U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Alan Bersin at the CBP Valor Memorial Ceremony—honoring the memory of fallen CBP Border Patrol Agents Cruz McGuire and Robert Rosas, and paying tribute to the DHS law enforcement personnel who serve the nation each day.

"Our law enforcement officers on the frontlines face danger everyday to ensure the safety of their fellow citizens—and some, like Agents McGuire and Rosas, make the ultimate sacrifice," said Secretary Napolitano. "Today we pay tribute to these brave men and women and recognize the work of law enforcement across the country who help secure our nation."

In her remarks, Secretary Napolitano underscored the Department's continued commitment to sharing timely, accurate information about evolving threats between the federal government and state, local and tribal law enforcement through the 72 state and local fusion centers across the country.

National Police Week honors the men and women at the local, state and federal level who serve on the frontlines protecting the safety and security of American communities.

Later this evening, Secretary Napolitano will deliver remarks and participate in the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund's (NLEOMF) 22nd Annual Candlelight Vigil—honoring all of America's fallen law enforcement heroes. For more information, click here.

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