(Walhalla, SC)--------------------------------------The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is recognizing and commemorating this week, May 9th thru May 15th, as National Police Week and this Saturday as Police Officers Memorial Day.
As part of this recognition, Oconee County Council issued a proclamation last Tuesday evening during its regularly scheduled County Council meeting recognizing both Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police Week. Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw and deputies from the Sheriff’s Office attended the Council meeting to accept the proclamation.
“In 1962, the late President John F. Kennedy signed the first proclamation that recognized May 15th each year as Peace Officers Memorial Day,” says Sheriff Crenshaw. “Peace Officers Memorial Day is set aside each year to honor law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Each year, the week that May 15th falls on is recognized as National Police Week.”
“Every year that I have been Sheriff, County Council has issued a proclamation recognizing Peace Officer Memorial Day, National Police Week and all law enforcement officers who work in Oconee County,” continues Sheriff Crenshaw. “The Sheriff’s Office is grateful for the support of our citizens and County Council and we are thankful we can serve them every day.”