Although communities across the nation are agitating for police reforms in response to an endemic of lethal force use - more than 960 people were killed by officers in 2016 - President Trump alleged cops deserve better treatment from society.
"It's nice to see people outside of law enforcement haven't forgotten and it's nice for the Mayors Coalition and the Governor's Office to put things together for this".
"This morning, the President and the Vice President joined tens of thousands of officers and friends of law enforcement at the annual Peace Officers Memorial Service at the United States Capitol". Among those names: Brent Thompson, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer killed in the line of duty, as well as Dallas police Sgt. Michael Smith, Senior Cpl. "We never know what the next shift is going to bring", Warner said.
Fox said at least one law enforcement officer has died for each year Montana has been a state.
Police Chaplain Rev. Larry Pyle told the story of how God created a police officer and gave the invocation.
Texas again led the way with the most officers killed at 19. His widow, Linda Davidson, says she attends the DPS memorial every year and this year was her 25th time attending.
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I said before I'd love to score the winning goal and for it to happen is brilliant. We've got the team, we've got the belief, so next season hopefully it's our year".
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Trump's support remains stronger among GOP voters. 42 percent of self-identified Trump voters approve of his performance. Similarly, 35 percent of voters say Trump's decision was appropriate, down marginally from 37 percent earlier last week.
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Noted legal scholar Laurence Tribe told AFP that if Comey did indeed answer Trump's question, it would violate Department of Justice rules and "would be unthinkably unethical and unprofessional in this situation".
Sacrifice and memory is what brings us to this place every year. "And you've already found it, believe me".
According to the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, www.nleomf.org, the law enforcement fatality total for 2017 now stands at 49.
The White House was illuminated blue Monday in honor of newly announced Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police Week.
Law enforcement from the Greensboro, High Point and Gibsonville police departments were there as well as the Guilford County Sheriff's Office and the North Carolina Highway Patrol.
"Our law enforcement ... is composed of the courageous, fearless, respectful, brave and resilient who serve to keep us safe", he said.
A trait that family members said defines the two in uniform and out, a special quality they miss so much.