Hultgren: Thank a Police Officer
Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) delivered a statement on the House floor thanking local law enforcement officer during National Police Week.
Following are Rep. Hultgren’s prepared remarks:
I rise during National Police Week to honor the women and men who every morning put on their badge and selflessly protect and serve our communities.
Many heroically go above-and-beyond their duty.
It was a privilege of mine to invite and sit next to Kendall County Sherriff’s Deputy Tyler Johnson at last year’s State of the Union Address.
On New Year’s Night, he jumped into a freezing pond to rescue a motorist in a sinking car.
These acts of heroism deserve our recognition.
Yet rarely do our officers receive recognition and thanks for their day-to-day work serving people.
A police officer is the person that helps you when you’re stranded on the side of the road.
A police officer scours the neighborhood with your kids looking for a lost dog.
They are the Illinois police departments that tomorrow are taking part in “Cops on a Rooftop” with Dunkin Donuts to help raise money for the Illinois Special Olympics.
To police officers everywhere we say, “Thank you.”