Don’t forget to thank our law enforcement

The White House was lit up in blue on Monday to honor the nation’s police officers as part of National Law Enforcement Memorial Day. Police officers were also honored during a ceremony at the Minnesota State Capitol.

In remarks earlier in the day to police families of fallen officers at the annual National Peace Officer’s Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol, Trump decried violence against police. Trump also signed a proclamation honoring police while surrounded by families of law enforcement in the Oval Office.

“Every drop of blood spilled from our heroes in blue is a wound inflicted upon the whole country, Trump said. “And every heartache known by your families in law enforcement is a sorrow shared by the entire family of the American nation.”

While Monday was the official Law Enforcement Memorial Day, it’s not too late to thank a law enforcement official in your community. Remember, policing is a difficult and dangerous job. Walking the Thin Blue Line on a daily basis can also be a thankless job.

However, our streets in Marshall, Lyon County and in Southwest Minnesota are a lot safer because of efforts by patrolling law enforcement officials

We also realize that families of law enforcement make sacrifices and suffer when tragedy strikes. We thank them as well.