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File #: 43879    Version: 1 Name: Recognizing Madison Police Department Officers during National Police Week 2017 and to honor the service and sacrifice of those law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty while protecting our communities and safeguarding our democracy.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/26/2017 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 5/2/2017 Final action: 5/2/2017
Enactment date: 5/8/2017 Enactment #: RES-17-00347
Title: Recognizing Madison Police Department Officers during National Police Week 2017 and to honor the service and sacrifice of those law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty while protecting our communities and safeguarding our democracy.
Sponsors: Paul E. Skidmore, Paul R. Soglin, Marsha A. Rummel, Samba Baldeh, David Ahrens, Shiva Bidar, Sheri Carter, Maurice S. Cheeks, Mark Clear, Denise DeMarb, Sara Eskrich, Amanda Hall, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Rebecca Kemble, Steve King, Arvina Martin, Larry Palm, Matthew J. Phair, Michael E. Verveer, Zach Wood, Ledell Zellers
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
5/2/20171 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/26/20171 Council Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
No appropriation required.
Title
Recognizing Madison Police Department Officers during National Police Week 2017 and to honor the service and sacrifice of those law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty while protecting our communities and safeguarding our democracy.
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WHEREAS, the Madison Police Department was created in 1856, and in 1895, the Madison Police Department believes, there were approximately 15 commissioned officers in the department who served the citizens of the City of Madison; and,

WHEREAS, the Madison Police Department now has an authorized strength of 468 officers; and,

WHEREAS, there are approximately 900,000 law enforcement officers currently serving in communities across the United States, including the dedicated members of the Madison Police Department; and,

WHEREAS, since the first recorded death in 1791, more than 20,000 law enforcement officers in the United States have made the ultimate sacrifice and been killed in the line of duty, including four members of the Madison Police Department; and,

WHEREAS, the names of these dedicated public servants are engraved on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.; and,

WHEREAS, 394 new names of fallen heroes are being added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial this spring, including 143 officers killed in 2016 and 251 officers killed in previous years; and,

WHEREAS, the service and sacrifice of all officers killed in the line of duty will be honored during the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund’s 29th Annual Candlelight Vigil, on the evening of May 13, 2017; and,

WHEREAS, the Candlelight Vigil is part of National Police Week, which takes place this year on May 14-20 (Note: Because May 14, 2017 falls on a Sunday, some events will take place before the official dates of Police Week 2017); and,

WHEREAS, May 15 is designated as Peace Officers Memorial Day, in honor of all fallen officers and their fa...

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