I would like to take a moment to recognize each of our police officers; Lt. Cromwell, Sgt. Violette, Officer LaPrade, Officer Euliano, Officer McGuinness, Officer Santiago, Detective Siekman, Officer Bonczar, Officer Rice, Officer Brown, Officer Strianese and Officer Dodge. Today January 9th is known around the country as National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. The Shirley Police Department acknowledges this day and give thanks to the men and women in the police department. On behalf of the Shirley Police Department I thank you for your dedication, service and commitment to the citizens of the Town of Shirley.
Chief Samuel Santiago
Police Officers of every rank and file have chosen a profession that puts their life on the line every day for their communities. They’ve answered a call to public service that is demanding and often unappreciated. On National Law Enforcement Day, we have an opportunity to thank them for their service and offer a token of respect.
National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day was founded in 2015 to thank officers across the country for all the daily sacrifices they make for their communities. Concerns of Police Survivors, the FBI National Academy Associates, the Fraternal Order of Police, the International Association of Chief of Police, the Officer Down Memorial Page, Law Enforcement United, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, International Conference of Police Chaplains, National Troopers Coalition only name a few of the long list of organizations supporting inaugural day of National Law Enforcement Officers Appreciation Day. Since then, nationwide many more organizations have joined forces to support National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.) to spread encouragement and respect to these dedicated men and women.