Lt. Governor Patrick Statement
Families of Fallen Law Enforcement Officers
AUSTIN – Too many times we hear the news that another law enforcement officer has fallen in the line of duty. For most of us, we stop, grieve, and go back to our lives. For the families of the fallen, the grief stays with them for the rest of their lives. We should always thank the brave men and women who have paid the ultimate price to keep us safe, but most important we must honor them and their sacrifice.
Today, it was my honor to speak at the Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony, thank the officers’ families and to remind everyone that every single life matters.