Bipartisan resolution honors 443 officers lost in the line of duty in 2022, including one Utahn
The U.S. Senate yesterday unanimously adopted a resolution marking National Police Week and reiterating support for the men and women in law enforcement. U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) co-sponsored the bipartisan resolution, led by Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Chair Dick Durbin (D-IL), with 76 of his Senate colleagues.
“Each day, our men and women in law enforcement put their lives on the line to protect their communities. During National Police Week, we recognize the service and sacrifice of our law enforcement officers—a job which can often take a heavy personal toll. We also take pause to remember the men and women whose lives have been tragically lost in the line of duty,” said Senator Romney. “Our thoughts are with their families and loved ones. I especially want to thank all of those officers in Utah, as well as those who serve in our United States Capitol Police force. We continue to pray for your safety.”
The resolution designates the week of May 14 through May 20, 2023, as “National Police Week,” and expresses unwavering support for law enforcement officers across the United States in the pursuit of preserving safe and secure communities. With the rise in violent crime across the country, law enforcement personnel continue to answer the call to service, often at great risk to themselves. The resolution also honors the 443 law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty in 2022, including one Utahn—J. Adam Ashworth of the St. George Police Department.
Along with Romney, Graham, and Durbin, the resolution is co-sponsored by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Mike Lee (R-UT), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Chris Coons (D-DE), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), John Kennedy (R-LA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Tom Carper (D-DE), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Bob Casey (D-PA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Mike Crapo (R-ID), John Fetterman (D-PA), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), John Thune (R-SD), Tim Kaine (D-VA), John Barrasso (R-WY), Angus King (I-ME), Roger Wicker (R-MI), Ben Lujan (D-NM), Jim Risch (R-ID), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Ed Markey (D-MA), John Boozman (R-AR), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), John Hoeven (R-ND), Gary Peters (D-MI), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Rand Paul (R-KY), Jon Tester (D-MY), Tim Scott (R-SC), Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), James Lankford (R-OK), Jack Reed (D-RI), Steve Daines (R-MT), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Todd Young (R-IN), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Mike Braun (R-IN), Rick Scott (R-FL), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Ted Budd (R-NC), J.D. Vance (R-OH), Pete Ricketts (R-NE), Eric Schmitt (R-MO), and Katie Britt (R-AL).
Text of the resolution is available here.