May 9, 2021 - May 15, 2021
Peace Officers’ Memorial Week
Sunday, May 9, 2021
Mayor Joe Gibbons proclaimed May 9-15 to be Peace Officers’ Memorial Week in the City of Lenoir.
Mayor Joe Gibbons, front left, presents the Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Month and Peace Officers’ Memorial Week proclamations to Police Captain Andy Wilson, front right. Pictured in back, from left: Councilmen Ralph Prestwood, Ben Willis, Todd Perdue, Ike Perkins, and David Stevens; City Manager Scott Hildebran, and Councilman Jonathan Beal.
Proclamation In Recognition of Peace Officers’ Memorial Week
WHEREAS, the Congress and President of the United States have designated May 15 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, and the week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week; and
WHEREAS, the members of the law enforcement agency of the Lenoir Police Department play an essential role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms of those inside the City of Lenoir; and
WHEREAS, it is important that all citizens know and understand the duties, responsibilities, hazards, and sacrifices of their law enforcement agency, and that members of our law enforcement agency recognize their duty to serve the people by safeguarding life and property, by protecting them against violence and disorder, and by protecting the innocent against deception and the weak against oppression; and
WHEREAS, the men and women of the law enforcement agency of the Lenoir Police Department unceasingly provide a vital public service;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Joseph L. Gibbons, Mayor of the City of Lenoir, and on behalf of the Lenoir City Council, do hereby proclaim and call upon all citizens of Lenoir and upon all patriotic, civic and educational organizations to observe the week of May 9 – May 15, 2021, as Police Week. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic virus currently gripping our nation and community, social gatherings that normally observe this memorial have been cancelled. However, a request via social media for a moment of silence and a virtual candle will be posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 in lieu of any formalized gathering;
FURTHERMORE, I proclaim and call upon all citizens of the City of Lenoir to recognize May 15, 2021, as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day in honor of those law enforcement officers who, through their courageous deeds, have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their community or have become disabled in the performance of duty. Let us recognize and pay respect to the survivors of our fallen heroes.
Joseph L. Gibbons, Mayor