Senators Isakson, Perdue Honor Law Enforcement On National Police Week

Pay tribute on Peace Officers Memorial Day to Georgia officers killed in line of duty

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, on Peace Officers Memorial Day, U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) joined their colleagues in cosponsoring a resolution that honors law enforcement officers in Georgia and across the country, and designates the week of May 13-19, 2018, as National Police Week.

“It’s important to regularly thank those who defend our communities – especially those who do so voluntarily and often put themselves in harm’s way to protect us,” said Senator Isakson. “I’m proud to again honor our brave police officers with a National Police Week resolution and to offer my respects to the officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty and to their families.”  

“Georgia’s law enforcement officers serve at the forefront of our communities and put their lives on the line to keep Georgians safe,” said Senator Perdue. “Because of their bravery, countless lives are saved every day. I join all Georgians in saluting these courageous women and men and remembering those we’ve lost in the line of duty.” 

The resolution recognizes the 129 law enforcement officers across the United States killed in the line of duty in 2017, including six Georgians, and remembers more than 50 law enforcement officers who were killed since the beginning of 2018.

The six Georgian law enforcement officers honored are: Curtis B. Billue of the Georgia Department of Corrections, Michael Christopher Butler of the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office, Kristen Nicole Hearne of the Polk County Police Department, Gregory Michael Meagher of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, Christopher James Monica of the Georgia Department of Corrections, and James Martin Wallace of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.