President Trump spoke at the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service Tuesday, and he said that police officers in the United States in 2016 were assaulted on average once every ten minutes.
He said, “In 2016, an officer was assaulted in America on an average of every ten minutes. Can you believe that? It’s outrageous and it’s unacceptable. We must end the attacks on our police. And we must end them right now.”
The 37th annual service is dedicated to honoring the lies of law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty during the previous year.
According to the United States Capitol Police, “The Roll Call of Heroes read during the ceremony will honor the 199 police officers who lost their lives in 2017 and previous years.”
The president has always been an ardent supporter of the police in the country and his speech reaffirmed that belief.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2016
Jeff Sessions is also expected to give a speech at the ceremony.
In honor of National Police Week, the Washington Nationals will be hosting Law Enforcement Appreciation Night on Tuesday.