May 11, 2022 - May 17, 2022
Peace Officers’ Memorial Week
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
On behalf of City Council, Mayor Joe Gibbons proclaimed May 11 to 17, 2022, as “Peace Officers’ Memorial Week” in Lenoir. Sunday, May 15, will be observed as “Peace Officers’ Memorial Day.”
Mayor Gibbons read and presented the proclamation to Police Chief Brent Phelps during the City Council meeting Tuesday, May 3. During the same meeting, Mayor Gibbons also proclaimed the month of May 2022 to be Motor Cycle Safety Awareness month.
PROCLAMATION IN RECOGNITION OF PEACE OFFICERS’ MEMORIAL WEEK MAY 11 – 17, 2022
WHEREAS, the Congress and President of the United States have designated May 15 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, and the week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week; and
WHEREAS, the members of the law enforcement agency of the Lenoir Police Department play an essential role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms of those inside the City of Lenoir; and
WHEREAS, it is important that all citizens know and understand the duties, responsibilities, hazards, and sacrifices of their law enforcement agency, and that members of our law enforcement agency recognize their duty to serve the people by safeguarding life and property, by protecting them against violence and disorder, and by protecting the innocent against deception and the weak against oppression; and
WHEREAS, the men and women of the law enforcement agency of the Lenoir Police Department unceasingly provide a vital public service;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Joseph L. Gibbons, Mayor of the City of Lenoir, and on behalf of the Lenoir City Council, do hereby proclaim and call upon all citizens of Lenoir and upon all patriotic, civic and educational organizations to observe the week of May 11 – May 17, 2022, as Police Week with appropriate ceremonies and observances in which all of our people may join in commemorating law enforcement officers, past and present, who, by their faithful and loyal devotion to their responsibilities, have rendered a dedicated service to their communities and, in so doing, have established for themselves an enviable and enduring reputation for preserving the rights and security of all citizens;
FURTHERMORE, I proclaim and call upon all citizens of the City of Lenoir to recognize May 15, 2022, as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day in honor 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. Let us recognize and pay respect to the survivors of our fallen heroes.
Joseph L. Gibbons, Mayor
Pictured from left: Councilman David Stevens, Mayor Pro Tem Crissy Thomas, Councilman Ralph Prestwood, Police Chief Brent Phelps, Councilmen Kent Greer and Jonathan Beal, Mayor Gibbons, and Councilmen Todd Perdue and Ike Perkins.