WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) today issued the following statement commemorating Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police Week.

“As National Police Week comes to a close, we will continue to recognize and thank the brave men and women of law enforcement that work night and day to protect us. Police officers and their families make incredible sacrifices so the American people can work, live and raise our families in the safest communities possible. Today, as thousands of law enforcement officers gathered on the West Front of the United States Capitol for the 34th National Peace Officers Memorial Service, we remembered and honored those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and fallen in the line of duty. To all those, past and present, working to make our nation a safer place, I say thank you.”