"Police officers are the thin blue line whose sacrifices protect and serve us every day", Trump said in his Police Week proclamation, "and we pledge to support them as they risk their lives to safeguard ours".
Police in Northeast Wisconsin are honoring fallen officers as part of National Police Week. States that require background checks when purchasing a firearm saw 53 percent fewer officers killed while on duty, according to the study.
A crowd gathered at 9 a.m.as officers filed into a second-floor room of the police department, stopping to face a memorial wall with four framed photos of officers who died in the line of duty.
Peace Officers Memorial Day falls on National Police Week, which draws 25-40,000 officers and their families to Washington D.C. every year.
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Hendersonville police also honored other law enforcement officers across Tennessee who have died in the line of duty, including Maury County Sheriff's Deputy Jimmy Tennyson and Metro Nashville Police Officer Eric Mumaw, who both died this year. "When they do that, they do it with the full knowledge that, God forbid, theirs could be the next name on that memorial inside the doors behind me".
"To all Americans watching this event today, next time you see a cop on the beat, take a moment to say two wonderful words which they so readily deserve".
McLane urges citizens to thank their local law enforcement for their service.
This weekend there was a candlelight vigil on the National Mall in Washington to mark the 394 names added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. "And it just makes me and my family appreciative - so much of everything that's been done for my husband since his passing and the family".