Governor Asa Hutchinson made a proclamation in observance of May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day.
The sobering day is designated to honor the sacrifice and service of those law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty while protecting our communities and safeguarding our democracy.
“…Since the first recorded death in 1786, more than 24,000 law enforcement officers in the United States have made the ultimate sacrifice and have been killed in the line of duty, including 301 in Arkansas.”
On October 1, 1962, the President of the United States authorized and requested to designate May 15 of each year as “Peace Officers Memorial Day.”
On this day, we pause and remember those who selflessly and sacrificially gave all to protect and serve.