Star Parker

I was proud and moved to participate in opening ceremonies, at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., commemorating National Police Week.

President John F. Kennedy signed the proclamation, in 1962, designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day, and establishing the week in which this occurs as National Police Week.

It seems another strange and discomforting irony that the president who moved to establish a national day and week to memorialize police officers who have fallen in the line of duty is a president who himself was murdered.

Scripture always speaks loudest to me, so the inscription on the memorial taken from the opening verses from Proverbs 28 immediately jumped out and captured me.

“The wicked flee when no man pursueth. But the righteous are as bold as a lion.”

The verses that immediately follow, which don’t appear, are equally worth noting.

“When the land is sinful, its princes are numerous: but when there is a judicious man, knowing what is right, he shall endure.”

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