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.,:,s i�oai�r;�, <br /> � <br /> �� ��¢ �O�UIT <br /> .� � %-� n of �excngtoYt, �tt��ac�ju�ett� <br /> < �, �� � <br /> ���,� � '�' <br /> ,` SELECT BOARD OFFICE <br /> ''�,��1P�R,���T�. <br /> PROCLANIAZ`IC3N ' ' '� �, <br /> , �I. ,r. �,:, <br /> , <br /> Whereas: the Congress and President of the United States have designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memona y,and the <br /> week in which May 15th falls,May 15 to 21,2022,as National Police Week;and <br /> Whereas: it is important that all citizens know and understand the duties, responsibilities, hazards and sacrifices of law <br /> enforcement agencies and that law enforcement personnel recognize their duty to serve the people by safeguarding <br /> life and properiy,by protecting them against violence and disorder,and by protecting the innocent against deception <br /> and the weak against oppression;and <br /> Whereas: the 50 off'icers of the Town of Lexington, Massachusetts Police Department play an essential role in safeguarding <br /> the rights and freedoms of the citizens of Lexington and in fiscal year 2021,the officers responded to 13,SQ2 calis <br /> for service;and <br /> Whereas: since the first recorded death in 1791,more than 20,000 law enforcement officers in the United States have made the <br /> ultimate sacrifice and have been killed in the line of duty including Lexington Police Officer James J.Hodgdon,IlI <br /> who died on November 4, 1967 at the age of 23 following an autamobile accident;and <br /> Vb'hereas: Lexington Police(}fficer James J.Hodgdon,lII name is engraved both on the wall of the National Law Enfarcement <br /> Officers Memorial in Washington,D.C.,and on the Town of Lexington,Massachusetts Police Department Memorial <br /> Monument;and <br /> Whereas: the men and women of the Town of Lexington,Massachusetts Police Department provide a vital a public service. <br /> NOW, THEREF�RE, WE, THE SELECT BOARD of the Town of Lexington,Massachusetts do hereby proclaim the week of May <br /> 15 to 21,2022 as <br /> NatioriaCPoCice �Veek <br /> in the Town of Lexington,Massachusetts and encourage all citizens to join us in recognizing law enforcement officers,past and <br /> present,who,by their faithful and loyal devotion to their responsibilities, have rendered a dedicated service to their community <br /> and,in so doing;have estabiished for themselves an enviable and enduring reputation for preserving the rights and security of all <br /> citizens. <br /> BE IT FURTHER PROCLAIMED that we call upon all citizens of the Town of Lexington,Massachusetts to observe Sunday, <br /> May 15,2022 as <br /> Peace 0►f fic' ers al�lerrurriaC�ay <br /> and authorize the American Flag on the Lexington Battle Green to be lowered to half-staff as directed by the President of the <br /> United States for the day in honor of those law enforcement officers who,through their courageous deeds,have made the <br /> ultimate sacrifice in service to their community or have become disabled in the performance af duty,and let us recognize and <br /> pay respect to the survivors of our fallen heroes. <br /> IN 6VITNESS WHEREOF,we have set aur hands and caused the seal of Lexington to be affixed herewith on the 25`h of April <br /> 2022. . . <br /> l: �� � � �� <br /> JILL I.HAI,C R JOSEPH PATQ <br /> � � <br /> SUZANNE E.BARRY DOUGLAS M ?CE TE <br /> MARK D.SANDEEN <br />