Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday #40- Thank A Local Law Enforcement Officer!

Make Today Matter...
  • Over 675,000 sworn officers and nearly 295,000 civilian officers protect and serve citizens.
  • Over 14 million arrests occur annually for all offenses except traffic violations.
  • Each year:
- Over 50,000 officers are assaulted while performing their duties.
- Over 100 are killed--their average age is 37.
- Over 23 million people are victimized by violent and property crimes
  • There has been a 58% decline in violent crimes and a 52% decline in property crimes over the last 12 years.
Would you risk your life for a total stranger?
Take action today!
  1. Walk up and thank a law enforcement officer for keeping you and your community safe.
  2. Pull your car to your right and out of the way when you hear a siren or see a police car approaching with its lights on.
  3. Organize your friends, co-workers, neighborhood, or child's classroom to create and deliver a thank-you card to your local law enforcement agency, police station, or town sheriff.
  4. Ask your local police department which organizations support them...and donate.
  5. Support or start a Neighborhood Watch program in your community.
  6. Always report crime.
You matter!
Law enforcement officers make an incredible difference in your community. Every day they put their lives on the line to protect you, your neighbors, and your loved ones. Show appreciation, thank them for their valuable service, and tell them the impact they have on the lives of the people in your community.

(Adapted from Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways to Make a Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza)

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