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National Police Officers’ Memorial Day in Frankfort

WHEREAS, each year between 140 and 160 officers are killed in the line of duty and their families and co-workers are left to cope with the tragic loss; and,

WHEREAS, one of Frankfort’s own public safety servants, Patrolman Amos L. Hamilton was killed in the line of duty at Veterans Park in 1929; and,

WHEREAS, today is about remembering and honoring our inspiring, courageous and selfless citizens – those brave souls who put our lives and well-being ahead of their own; and,

WHEREAS, on this day, at this place and for this purpose, we honor our own public safety servants, both the one who made the ultimate sacrifice in defending his community as well as those who serve us every day by protecting our lives, homes and businesses; and,

WHEREAS, we as a community depend upon the skill, wisdom, expertise, courage, commitment, compassion and countless acts of public service performed by our police officers to enforce our laws, maintain order, keep our neighborhoods safe and respond in times of crisis;

NOW THEREFORE, I, Chris McBarnes, invite all citizens of Frankfort to join me in honoring our police officers’ extraordinary service and remembering our fallen hero Patrolman Amos Hamilton. In thanking our public safety servants who go above and beyond in sustaining peace and making our community safer and stronger, I do hereby proclaim Thursday, May 17, 2012 as

Police Officers’ Memorial Day

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 17th day of May, 2012.

Chris McBarnes
Mayor, City of Frankfort