Ward 2 Alderman Jennifer Lemmerman introduced a resolution at last night’s Board of Aldermen meting recognizing National Police Week, which is observed on May 15-21. This year, the name of University of Colorado Police Officer Garrett Swasey was one of 252 names added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., and his sacrifice was honored at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund’s 28th Annual Candlelight Vigil. The Aldermen’s resolution said, in part,
BE IT RESOLVED the City of Melrose is committed to continuing to honor Officer Swasey’s memory and the loss felt by his family, friends, and colleagues.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Melrose Board of Aldermen formally designates May 15th through 21st, 2016 as Police Week in the City of Melrose, and publicly salutes those men and women who have committed their lives to public safety in our community and in communities across the nation on this Fifteenth day of May, Two Thousand Sixteen.
“I was touched that so many members of the Melrose Police Department came to the meeting to show their support,” said Alderman Lemmerman. “We truly do appreciate their willingness to risk their lives for us every day.”