National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is being celebrated nationwide and in the Golden Valley Police Department today, Monday, Jan 9. The day is an opportunity for communities to show gratitude to those who serve and protect every day.
“These men and women of the Golden Valley Police Department, and many other police departments across the United States, put their lives on the line every day to serve the community in a field that is often demanding and unappreciated,” said Golden Valley Police Chief Virgil Green.
Green also stated that when someone answers the call to serve and protect, police officers are doing more than just that.
“They are often sacrificing sleep, holidays with loved ones, and potentially their lives for the safety and security of their community,” he said. “And yet, knowing the dangers of the job and the ultimate sacrifice that could be made during a shift, they report to work reaffirming the oath to which they solemnly swore.”