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Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus is proud to recognize local police officers during National Police Week, which runs through Saturday, May 18th.
“It’s important to support our law enforcement and respect their commitment, dedication and bravery,” Neuhaus said. “Every day, our police officers put their lives at risk to serve and protect us. Unfortunately, many officers have lost their lives so that others can live in safe and secure communities. We will never forget their sacrifices and I’m proud to work closely with Orange County Sheriff Carl E. DuBois and his Office, as well as our local partners in law enforcement.”
Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. Thirty-two law enforcement officers from Orange County have died in the line of duty. Their names are engraved on two memorial walls outside of the Orange County Courthouse in Goshen.
The County, in conjunction with the New York State Fraternal Order of Police, Jason Conklin Memorial Lodge, hosted the 2019 Orange County Law Enforcement Memorial Service earlier this month at the County Courthouse.
For more information, contact Justin Rodriguez, Assistant to the County Executive for Communications and Media Relations at 845.291.3255 or [email protected].