Troy honors officers by proclaiming ‘National Police Week’

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The City of Troy is honoring local law enforcement this week, proclaiming it National Police Week in the city.

Mayor Jason Reeves signed the proclamation Monday afternoon and also declared Monday Peace Officer Memorial Day in the city.

“I grew up in the law enforcement community of this county and city,” Reeves said. “A lot of you I’ve known since I was young. Growing up, my heroes were law enforcement officers.

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“You’re far more appreciated than you’re told every day. We’re grateful for what you do on a daily basis.  Every morning or every evening you put your feet on the floor and come to work willing to risk your lives to protect the innocent from violence.”

The city will be celebrating National Police Week by holding a Fallen Officer Memorial at 10 a.m. Wednesday at City Hall followed by another event directly after at Bicentennial Park.