Flags in Southborough and across the nation are flying at half staff today in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week. This is an annual recognition of the sacrifices public safety officers make and the dangers they face in protecting citizens.
From a proclamation released yesterday by President Barack Obama:
We owe a profound debt to all those who have worn the badge, and to the families whose care enables them to serve with courage and pride. When the unthinkable happens and officers give their lives or are seriously injured in the line of duty, we have an obligation to give their loved ones the support they deserve. During Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, we recall the selflessness of our law enforcement officers and their families, and we honor all those who devote their lives to forging a stronger, safer America. Let us reflect on their invaluable contributions as we enjoy the peace they bring to our communities, and let us vow that their service will never be taken for granted.
You can read the full presidential proclamation here.