May 15, 2022 as Peace Officer Memorial Day and May 15-21, 2022 as National Police Week
On May 12, 2022, Mayor Greg Hood proclaimed Sunday, May 15, 2022 Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week of May 15-21, 2022 as National Police Week in the City of Springtown.
Accepting the proclamation on behalf of all of our officers were Lt. Jason Cobb and Sgt. Katy Wacasey.
WHEREAS: in 1962, by a joint resolution and by Public Law 103-322 the President of the United States has been authorized and requested to designate May 15th of each year as “Peace Officers Memorial Day” and the week in which it falls as “National Police Week”; and
WHEREAS: Day after day Springtown police officers suit up, put on the badge, and carry out their sworn duty to protect and serve, and concentrate on keeping our community safe; and
WHEREAS: This week, we pay tribute to the men and women who set aside fear and doubt, these officers who preserve the rule of law for our city of Springtown.
WHEREAS: As we mark this occasion, let us remember that we can do no greater service to officers who perished than by upholding what they fought to protect — peace, and law and order by supporting them with the tools and training they need, and by getting weapons of war off our streets and keeping guns out of the hands of criminals.
NOW, THEREFORE, LET IT BE KNOWN, that I, Greg Hood, Mayor of the City of Springtown, Texas by the virtue of the authority vested in me and on behalf of the Springtown City Council, do hereby proclaim: May 15, 2022 as Peace Officer Memorial Day and May 15—21, 2022 as National Police Week in the City of Springtown and call upon all citizens of Springtown to join us in recognizing Springtown police officers and reflect on their invaluable contributions as we enjoy the peace they bring to our city and let us vow that their service will never be taken for granted.