Richland College Proclamation for National Police Week

Police officers posing on the Richland College campus

Whereas, The Congress and President of the United States have designated May 15th as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, and the week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week; and

Whereas, the members of the law enforcement agency of Richland College play an essential role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms of Richland College and the community it serves; and

Whereas, it is important that all citizens know and understand the duties, responsibilities, hazards, and sacrifices of their law enforcement agency, and that members of our law enforcement agency recognize their duty to serve the people by safeguarding life and property, by protecting them against violence and disorder, and by protecting the innocent against deception and the weak against oppression; and

Whereas, the men and women of the law enforcement agency of Richland College unceasingly provide a vital public service;

Now, therefore, I, President of Richland College, call upon all faculty, staff, and students of Richland College, and upon all patriotic civic and educational organizations to observe the week of Sunday, May 15, through Saturday, May 21, 2016, as Police Week with appropriate public and private ceremonies and observances in which all of us may join in honoring law enforcement officers, past and present, who, by their faithful and loyal devotion to their responsibilities, have rendered a dedicated service to their communities and, in doing so, have established for themselves an enviable and enduring reputation for preserving the rights and security of all citizens.

Furthermore, I also call upon all faculty, staff, and students of Richland College to observe this period of Police Officer Memorial Week in honor of those law enforcement officers who through their courageous deeds, have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their community or have become disabled in the performance of duty, and let us recognize and pay respect to the survivors of our fallen heroes.

In witness thereof, be it resolved affixed with the Seal of Richland College.

Kathryn K. Eggleston, Ph.D.,

Robert Baker, J.D.,
Chief of Police