Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the following statement on National Police Week:

“On National Police Week, we pay tribute to our law enforcement officers who gave their lives in the line of duty and honor those that continue to serve and protect our communities. 

I am working tirelessly to protect our incredible men and women in blue while the Far Left continues to advance their dangerous defund the police movement prioritizing criminals over law enforcement and law abiding citizens.

That’s why I am proud to support a resolution which recognizes this week as National Police Week and memorializes law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty. Once again, House Republicans are standing up in support of our brave law enforcement officers. 

I am grateful to the law enforcement officers in Upstate New York, the North Country, and across America who put their lives on the line each day to ensure our neighborhoods are safe. I will continue to bring their priorities to the highest levels of government."

National Police Week offers honor, remembrance, and peer support, while allowing law enforcement, survivors, and citizens to gather and pay homage to those who gave their lives in the line of duty.