Posted on May 15, 2019 by admin
State Representative Stephanie Cummings was joined by the entire Waterbury legislative delegation to honor Waterbury Police Officer, K-9 handler and 2019 Police Officer of the Year , Jon Krchnavy in the House of Representatives.
Rep. Cummings acknowledged his accomplishment during remarks recognizing that may 12-18 is National Police Week, and May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day.
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. This year, National Police Week is recognized from Sunday, May 12 through Saturday, May 18, 2019.
Locally, the State Capitol Police will have a display featuring an explanation of who they are and what they do, statistics on their role in protecting state government functions and a photo and video display featuring their officers. The Connecticut Fraternal Order of Police will have a display with information related to Law Enforcement suicides, including memorial video footage, photos and statistics. The Connecticut Law Enforcement Memorial will also display information regarding the memorial and those it honors.