If you see a police officer this week, you might want to thank him or her for their service as this week is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Week.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy declared May 15 to be National Peace Officer’s Day, which Congress later changed to National Law Enforcement Appreciation Week.
“This is a time we honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice,” said Cpt. Travis Eynon of the Hermiston Police Department. “Our own Ronald Kilby paid this price for our community on Oct. 8, 1959. Please remember him and his family as we pay our respects to all the other fallen officers across our great country.”
National Law Enforcement Appreciation Week is also known as Blue Ribbon Week. If you would like a blue ribbon to show your support, they are free and you can pick one up at local churches as well as the following: Ace Hardware, Banner Bank, Bi Mart, City Hall, Eastern Oregon Physical Therapy, Hermiston Drug, Hermiston High School, Hermiston Police Department, G & S Tire, Les Schwab Tires, and Umpqua bank.
“As always, the members of the Hermiston Police Department stand grateful for the support we receive from this community,” said Eynon. “It is a great city and one we are all proud to serve.”