Mayor honor Peace Officers Memorial Day with proclamation

Mayor Bill Danielson proclaimed that all flags on town buildings were to be flown at half mast in honor of National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day on Wednesday, May 15 in recognition of all the police officers that have made the ultimate sacrifice for their communities.

President John F. Kennedy signed the date into law in 1962.

Mayor Danielson read the proclamation to Irmo Police in a ceremony at the Irmo Town Park on Tuesday, May 14.

“It’s an honor to have these men and women serving our town,” said Danielson. “I couldn’t be more proud of them.”

This week marks National Police Week that runs between May 12 until May 18. Ceremonies around the nation include tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converging on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.



TOWN OF IRMO ) MAY 15, 2024

WHEREAS, The Congress and President of the United States have designated May 15th as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, a day set aside to honor and pay tribute to the law enforcement officers who have lost their lives or have been disabled in the line of duty; and

WHEREAS, the members of the Irmo Police Department play an essential role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms of the citizens of our community, risking their lives daily to uphold the laws and maintain public safety; and

WHEREAS, it is imperative that all citizens understand and appreciate the duties, responsibilities, hazards, and sacrifices faced by law enforcement officers, recognizing their unwavering commitment to serving and protecting the people of this community; and

WHEREAS, the law enforcement officers of the Irmo Police Department unceasingly provide a vital public service, demonstrating Integrity, Professionalism, and Dependability in their efforts to maintain peace and order;

WHEREAS, at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C., there is a quote engraved on the wall that reads, “It is not how these officers died that made them heroes, it is how they lived.”;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, as Mayor of the Town of Irmo, I direct that all flags on Town buildings be flown at half-staff on May 15, 2024, in recognition of Peace Officers’ Memorial Day. This solemn observance serves as a tribute to the memory of those law enforcement officers who, through their courageous deeds, have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their community or have become disabled in the performance of duty. Additionally, we honor and express gratitude to those law enforcement officers currently serving and who have previously served our community, acknowledging their commitment and sacrifice in ensuring the safety and well-being of all residents.

IN WITNESS THEREOF,I have hereunto set my hand this 15th day of May 2024.