Pay tribute to our peace officers |

Pay tribute to our peace officers

Dear Editor:

National Police Week, also known as National Law Enforcement Memorial Week, recognizes the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement. Established in 1962 by a joint Congressional resolution, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

You may notice blue ribbons pinned to citizens or flying from car antennas around town. The blue ribbons are reminders of law enforcement officers who have fallen, and to honor the men and women who serve their communities 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year in and year out.

The Aspen Elks Lodge is hosting a dinner for law enforcement personnel and their families on May 16 at the Lodge. We welcome the opportunity to show our appreciation for the dedication and personal sacrifices of our law enforcement officers in the Roaring Fork Valley and hope that many officers and their families will be able to attend.

During National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Week, May 15-21, please consider saying thank you to the officers in your community.

Rebecca Hodgson

Aspen Elks Lodge #224

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