Every day, police officers living in our communities and across the country put on a uniform and go to work. An officer's day could be little more than a fender bender in a parking lot. But in an instant a docile day could turn into a life and death situation.
Officers across America deal with more than a million violent crimes a year. Fifteen thousand assaults a year are against police officers. On average 144 officers are killed in the line of duty each year in the United States.
This is the time each year when we pay special tribute to those law enforcement officers who put on the uniform but lost their lives before the end of their shift. They lost their lives in the line of duty.
During Police Week, we salute our police officers who each day work for the safety and protection of others. That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to email@example.com.
WLOX-TV General Manager