Pike County Commissioners, May 17th, adopted a resolution honoring “Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week.”
MILFORD - Pike County Commissioners, May 17th, adopted a resolution honoring “Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week.” Several representatives of local law enforcement attended, to receive certificates, including PA State Police, Shohola Township Police, Milford Borough Police, Eastern Regional Police, Pike County Corrections, Pike County Sheriff’s Department and the Pike County District Attorney.
Commissioner Richard Caridi read the resolution for the record, acknowledging May 14-20 as National Police Week. All citizens of Pike County are urged to “express their deep appreciation to the men and women who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty and to honor those who still drive to keep us safe.”
National Peace Officers Memorial Day was first observed in 1962 when President Kennedy proclaimed May 15th for the occasion, and the calendar week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week.
The observance takes note of the vital role that law enforcement plays in safeguarding the rights and freedoms of citizens in the community; keeping our neighborhoods safe; enforcing our laws and responding in times of crisis.
Pike County Sheriff Philip Beuki expressed thanks for the help of local law enforcement in helping to keep the recent jury trial for Eric Frein, running smoothly and without incident. “We were prepared for anything,” Beuki said.
Commissioner Chairman Matthew Osterberg referred to the dangers inherent in the job of any police or correctional officer. District Attorney Raymond Tonkin expressed thanks to the Commissioners for the recognition.
The next regular commissioners’ meeting is set for Wednesday, June 7 at 9 a.m. at the Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad St., Milford.