Published: May 13, 2019


POLICE DEPARTMENTS ACROSS THE TENNESSEE VALLEY WILL JOIN OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ACROSS THE NATION THIS WEEK IN CELEBRATING NATIONAL POLICE WEEK. IN 1962, PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY SIGNED A PROCLAMATION DESIGNATED MAY 15TH AS PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL DAY AND THE WEEK IN WHICH THAT DATE FALLS AS POLICE WEEK. THIS WEEK WE HONOR OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY AND ALSO PAY SPECIAL RECOGNITION TO THOSE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE LINE OF DUTY FOR THE SAFETY AND PROTECTION OF OTHERS. AS THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF DICKSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTY SGT. DANIEL BAKER DRAWS NEARS, BAKER'S NAME WILL BE AMONG THOSE ETCHED ON THE LAW ENFORCEMENT WALL IN WASHINGTON DC THIS WEEK AND HIS NAME WILL BE READ AT A CEREMONY.