Speaking at the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service Tuesday in Washington, D.C., President Trump honored the American law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty and pledged to do everything in his power to protect those currently serving.
President Trump speaks to children of fallen police officers: "I want you to know that your moms and dads were among the bravest Americans to ever live." https://t.co/AkagnmGOoR pic.twitter.com/wDqg37NqlR
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 15, 2018
He also pledged to give police officers the tools they need to do their job effectively.
Trump: "If we want to bring down violent crime, then we must stand up for our police. We must confront and condemn dangerous anti-police prejudice." pic.twitter.com/18hxutCQSU
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 15, 2018
Trump, repeating a Dec. 2015 campaign pledge, tells officers at ceremony: "We believe criminals who kill our police should get the death penalty. Bring it forth." pic.twitter.com/xzMenxXQ34
— Brian Ries (@moneyries) May 15, 2018
Trump brings up the family of slain Officer Miosotis Familia to hug and shake their hands, adding that the NYPD is "close to his heart”#NationalPoliceWeek2018 https://t.co/ggqS0y28qu pic.twitter.com/USj0NAL3BA
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) May 15, 2018
— Bernard B. Kerik (@BernardKerik) May 15, 2018
The speech took place as part of National Police Week, an annual event which honors American law enforcement officers.