During National Police Week 2015, the Department of Homeland Security recognized and remembered those law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice as they served, protected, and defended this great nation.
“Members of law enforcement, members of the police force, members of Federal law enforcement are like a family, and what we say to family members on occasions like this is there are no words to console your grief to help you through the loss of your loved one except that you should know that we will never let you be alone. You’ll always be a part of our family.” – Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Charles Johnson.
Secretary Johnson, Deputy Secretary Mayorkas, and DHS leaders across the Department participated in a number of events throughout the week to pay tribute to law enforcement, including DHS employees. From the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Valor Memorial and Wreath Laying, to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund’s annual Candlelight Vigil, we are starkly reminded of the dangers that the men and women in law enforcement face each and every day. We honor these heroes and we thank these heroes, not just during National Police Week, but every day of the year.