Blaine’s Bulletin – Police Week

Throughout our nation, over 800,000 sworn in police officers have dedicated their lives to safeguarding our communities. These men and women serve with dedication and valor, going above and beyond to ensure our safety every single day. Whether patrolling our neighborhoods, responding to emergencies, or providing support to those in need, their commitment to duty shines through in every interaction, big or small. Their commitment to public service is both admirable and essential for the well-being of our communities extending far beyond the call of duty, as they willingly put themselves in harm's way to protect and serve others. Each day, they confront challenges with courage and professionalism, striving to uphold the rule of law and ensure the safety of every individual they encounter.

I want to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude to the brave men and women who serve and protect our district with unwavering dedication and valor. This week, we come together to honor their service, remember their sacrifices, and show our support for those who wear the badge. While Police Week serves as an annual tribute to officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice, it also serves as a reminder of the selfless commitment of all law enforcement personnel and their families.

In recent years, we've witnessed a concerning uptick in crime in our communities. Soft-on-crime policies by the Administration have made it increasingly challenging for law enforcement to fulfill their duties and protect our neighborhoods. If the red tape wasn’t enough, the distressing calls to "defund the police" have only added to the obstacles they face. Yet, amidst these challenges, our officers continue to stand tall, running towards danger without hesitation to keep us safe. Their selflessness and bravery are truly remarkable, and it's essential that we recognize and appreciate their sacrifices.

Tragically, in 2024, Missouri lost two courageous officers in the line of duty, Chief of Police Steven Allen Singer and Officer Cody Allen. Both officers dedicated their lives to serving and protecting their communities, and their loss is felt in waves throughout Independence and Lake Lafayette. Their sacrifices remind us of the dangers our law enforcement officers face each day and the immense debt of gratitude we owe them.

As Police Week draws to a close, let us carry forward the spirit of appreciation and support for our law enforcement community throughout the year. There are many ways to get involved and show your support during Police Week and beyond. Whether it's attending local events, participating in community outreach initiatives, or simply expressing gratitude to the officers you encounter, every action makes a difference. Together, we can work towards building safer, stronger communities for all.

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