Reichert Holds Special Order Recognizing National Police Week

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA), former King County Sheriff, held a Special Order on the floor of the U.S. House in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police Week. He was joined by his House colleagues Reps. Doug Collins (IL), Trey Gowdy (SC), Ted Poe (TX), Drew Ferguson IV (GA), Scott DesJarlais (TN), David Kustoff (TN), Val Demings (FL), John Rutherford (FL), Susan Brooks (IN), Tom O’Halleran (IL), and Bob Goodlatte (VA).

Each year, between 25,000 and 40,000 families, colleagues, and friends of law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty travel to Washington, DC to pay tribute as their loved one’s name is added to the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. This year, 394 names were added, 143 of those are the names of officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to their communities last year.

In his remarks, Rep. Reichert honored Tacoma police officer Reginald “Jake” Gutierrez, who was shot and killed in the line of duty while responding to a domestic dispute call late last year.

To watch a video of Rep. Reichert’s opening remarks on the House floor, click HERE.

Over the past 15 weeks leading up to Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 15th, Congressman Reichert has been highlighting good deeds of officers across the country. To see his full #15ReasonforMay15 campaign, click HERE.