house resolution no.201

Rep. Filler offered the following resolution:

A resolution to declare December 2021 as Reserve Police Officer Month in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, Police reservists are drawn from their community and provide crucial public safety support. Reserve police officers bring an important perspective to the departments and officers that they serve; and

Whereas, Members of law enforcement deserve the appreciation and respect of the people of Michigan for the merit, dignity, bravery, and reliability they exhibit each and every day. We must also honor the sacrifices made by families of police officers, as each day they must face constant fear as their loved one works to protect us; and

Whereas, Michigan citizens have turned to members of law enforcement for assistance and support in times of distress. Our communities rely on these courageous individuals when it is difficult to stand on our own and we are indebted to the unwavering public service of our local and state police. We are indeed fortunate and grateful for the contributions of law enforcement officers to the people of this state; and

Whereas, By performing support tasks, police reservists allow sworn police officers to focus their time on actual criminal investigations and law enforcement. The training that reservists receive gives them the ability to provide immediate help to a citizen and stabilize a situation until sworn police officers arrive. Reserve officers provide support, along with an economic benefit, to their local communities; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare December 2021 as Reserve Police Officer Month in the state of Michigan. We publicly salute the service of law enforcement officers in our state and nation and honor all police who place their lives on the line for the safety and security of their communities.