Press Release: Clarkstown Recognizes National Police Week

Press Release: Clarkstown Recognizes National Police Week 

For Immediate Release
May 16, 2017

Clarkstown Recognizes National Police Week

Pauses to remember those who serve and those we have lost

(New City, NY) – Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann and Clarkstown Acting Police Chief, Capt. Robert Mahon announced recognition of National Police Week.  On Monday, May 15, 2017, the Town’s flags were flown at half-staff in honor of those officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. In addition, many municipalities, including Clarkstown, hold law enforcement memorial services.

“This week we express our gratitude to the men and women who bravely wear the uniform and badge; and selflessly put their lives on the line to ensure that we may all live in peace and security.  Last year saw the biggest increase in police officer deaths in 5 years, which is a sobering reminder of their courage and bravery.  We pause to remember them and all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice and pledge to honor their memory and devotion,” said Supervisor Hoehmann.  “The men and women of the Clarkstown Police Department serve with honor, courage and distinction. They bring help in desperate hours and aid to the innocent. They symbolize the heroism and professionalism of law enforcement.”

“The Clarkstown Police Department remembers all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and given their lives in the line of duty,” said Acting Chief, Captain Robert Mahon.  “During Police Memorial Week we stand in unison with all Law Enforcement Officers along with the communities we protect and serve.” 

The Rockland County Chief’s Association will host the Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 11:00am in front of the Rockland County Court House, 1 South Main Street, New City.  Prior to the Memorial Service, the Clarkstown Police Department will host an Awards Ceremony at 9:00am at the Clarkstown Police Department, 20 Maple Ave, New City.  All residents are invited to attend.