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AG Strange: Thank your local law enforcement

MONTGOMERY – Attorney General Luther Strange called on Alabamians to take time today to say “thank you” to local law enforcement for their service to protect our communities.

“Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and I encourage everyone to take a minute to thank a police officer for devoting their lives to protecting our communities,” said Attorney General Strange.

“Their sworn oath to keep us safe comes at a high price. On average, a police officer is killed in the line of duty every 58 hours in the United States. Nationwide, 126 police officers lost their lives in 2014, including four here in Alabama. On the Alabama Capitol grounds stands a memorial honoring our fallen police officers, underscoring the important role of law enforcement in keeping the peace. We can never thank them enough.”