Over the years of the past administration, we have seen the White House lit up in a variety of different colors for a variety of different reasons. But we have not seen the White House lit up in blue, to honor our finest police officers.
What a difference a new administration makes.
The Hill features the honors:
President Trump announced Monday that he’ll light the White House blue to honor police officers for Monday’s Peace Officer Memorial Day.
The president signed a proclamation Monday declaring the day “Peace Officer Memorial Day” and the upcoming week “Police Week.” At the signing ceremony, Trump said that he would also request that American flags fly at half-mast to memorialize fallen officers, according to a pool report.
“During Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, we honor the men and women of law enforcement who have been killed or disabled in the course of serving our communities. Police officers are the thin blue line whose sacrifices protect and serve us every day, and we pledge to support them as they risk their lives to safeguard ours,” Trump said in the text of the proclamation.
Breitbart added this:
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) May 15, 2017
Trump also encouraged Governors to fly their flags at half-staff to remember the fallen law officials.
According to the White House, 118 officers killed in the line of duty in the United States last year, including 66 in malicious attacks.
Trump personally met with officials at the White House who suffered the loss of a police officer in their department and promised to prosecute crimes against law enforcement officials.