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PD National Police Week 2019Resolution of the San Rafael City Council in Recognition of NATIONAL POLICE WEEK 2019 WHEREAS, The Congress and President of the United States have designated May 15, 2019 as Peace Officers' Memorial Day, and May 12 to 18, 2019 as National Police week; and WHEREAS, the members of the San Rafael Police Department play an essential role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms of all those residing in or visiting San Rafael; and WHEREAS, it is important that all residents know and understand the duties, responsibilities, hazards, and sacrifices of their law enforcement agency, and that members of the 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; and WHEREAS, the men and women of the San Rafael Police Department unceasingly provide a vital public service. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and City Council of th e City of San Rafael call upon all patriotic, civic and educational organizations to observe the week of May 12 to 18, 2019 as National Police Week with appropriate ceremonies and observances in which all of our people may join in commemorating law enforcement officers, past and present, who, by their faithful and loyal devotion to their responsibilities, have rendered a dedicated service to their communities and, in so doing, have established for themselves an enviable and enduring reputation for preservin g the rights and security of all residents. FURTHERMORE, we call upon all residents of San Rafael to recognize Wednesday, 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. ________________________________________ ________________________________________ Mayor _________________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ________________________________________ Councilmembers ________________________________________ City Manager Attested by my hand this _____ day of _____ ________________________________________ City Clerk Resolution 14662