By Gary Lloyd
TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville City Council on Tuesday approved proclamations for National Police Week and Relay For Life.
May 15 is designated as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, and the week thereof as Police Week. The proclamation states that members of the Trussville Police Department play an essential role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms of Trussville.
It also states that “it is important that all citizens know and understand the duties, responsibilities, hazards, and sacrifices of law enforcement, and that members of the Trussville Police Department 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.”
The proclamation calls for all citizens to observe the week of May 11 as National Police Week in Trussville. It further asks all citizens to observe May 15 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, and let us recognize and pay respect to the survivors of our fallen heroes.”
The city council also approved Relay For Life, scheduled for May 16, as a city-wide event. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. that day on The Mall in Trussville.
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