Law Enforcement Appreciation Day – Mike Dunleavy
WHEREAS the safety and well-being of all Alaskans is the first priority and highest calling of the State of Alaska. It is important that all citizens know and understand the duties and responsibilities of their law enforcement officials and agencies; and
WHEREAS we recognize the sacrifices made by our law enforcement officers who risk their lives every day to protect our families and communities, uphold the values we hold dear and uphold the rule of law; and
WHEREAS the law enforcement mission requires the ability to act with courage and speed; make the right choice in the face of imminent danger; run towards danger instead of away from it; and act with empathy and compassion, serving others when they need it most; and
WHEREAS the vast landscape and harsh environments that make Alaska so distinct, also present unique circumstances to our law enforcement personnel, and the dedicated men and women of law enforcement agencies Alaskan law mobilizes daily for the ongoing trials, selflessly serving Alaskans in some of the world’s most challenging environments; and
WHEREAS the State of Alaska and its citizens are honored to support our dedicated law enforcement professionals – our everyday heroes, including the local Alaskan Police Force, the Soldiers of the ‘State of Alaska, Alaska Wildlife Soldiers, Rangers, Village Public Safety Officers, and Correctional Officers, and support them fully as they continue to give for the good of all.
THEREFORE I, Mike Dunleavy, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ALASKA, proclaim January 9, 2022 as:
Law enforcement appreciation day
in Alaska, and encourage all Alaskans to honor and show their appreciation for law enforcement personnel and the role they play in the health and safety of our homes and communities in the last frontier.
Dated: January 9, 2022