During a brief ceremony recognizing National Police Week, State Rep. Rosa C. Rebimbas (R-70) and her colleagues in the House of Representatives yesterday honored the dedication and sacrifice of local and state law enforcement officers with a standing ovation and sustained applause.
“The dedicated officers of our local and state police forces work under sometimes emotionally demanding and physically difficult emergency situations on a daily basis,” Rep. Rebimbas said. “I remain committed to supporting their mission to protect and serve the people of Connecticut and I will continue to work toward bi-partisan solutions and common sense legislation to support their efforts.”
Peace Officers Memorial Day was originally proclaimed by President Kennedy, and then established by Congress in 1962 to include the calendar week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week. This national event recognizes the sacrifices made by officers who lost their lives in the line of duty with programs, candlelight vigils, religious services, receptions and fellowship among officers.
Each year, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers and their families travel to Washington D.C. for events to honor fallen officers.
To read more about National Police Week please go to: http://www.policeweek.org/
State Representative Rosa C. Rebimbas and Naugatuck Police Officer Bertola posed for a photo before a ride-along in the Borough last fall.