Owens backs resolution honoring law enforcement, National Police Week

Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04) co-sponsored a resolution recognizing “National Police Week of 2022” to honor the 619 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty last year. 

“America’s law enforcement officers serve around the clock to protect our communities and keep us safe,” said Rep. Owens. “During National Police Week, we honor these heroes and express our immense gratitude for their commitment to serving others. May we never forget the selfless sacrifice of our men and women in blue and the 619 law enforcement officers we lost last year.”

This year, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, located in Washington D.C., is honoring Provo Police Department Officer Trent Halliday, who died on July 22, 2006, at the age of 37 due to cancer from chemical exposure after taking down over 150 methamphetamine and clandestine labs in Utah.