These are incredibly troubling times for law enforcement across the nation. Assassinations, Ambushes, Murders – no matter the descriptive you use – the profession of law enforcement is at a crossroads. The citizenry needs to now realize the danger that is before all of our communities – and they need to step up in defense of the good men and women who wear the uniform to protect and serve – the men and women who give not a second thought in placing their own life on the line – to protect you and your family.
Lt. Randy Sutton’s View From The Blue this week is all about Millwaukee and the failure of city and police leadership – as well as the destructive role Black Lives Matter played in the riots. If that isn’t bad enough, you then had networks like the disgraced CNN – covering up the true comments from the sister of the suspect who got killed when pointing a gun at a Black cop. There is much more to this story…..
Additionally, the mid-year fatality report was released, and the numbers tell a most troubling story. 67 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty thus far this year. Yet the hardest numbers to wrap your head around… is the 32 officers that were shot and murdered – an incredible 78% increase from last year. THIS HAS GOT TO STOP!!
Joining me on the show is Craig Floyd, the Executive Director of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund in Washington D.C. He is the man behind the Memorial Wall where all names of cops killed in the line of duty are carved. He tells the history of the Memorial and Police Week. You can become part of this historical museum project with a Lifetime Membership donation of $300 to the museum is welcome and needed, please find the links below.
Craig W. Floyd is the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), a nonprofit organization established in 1984 to honor the service and sacrifice of America’s law enforcement officers. For more than 30 years, he has been one of law enforcement’s leading advocates—delivering speeches, hosting radio shows, publishing books, writing articles and conducting media interviews. His work as a Congressional aide, journalist and nonprofit leader has been widely credited with changing America’s attitude toward the law enforcement profession and saving officers’ lives.
Mr. Floyd helped form the Memorial Fund and has served from the outset as the organization’s chief executive officer. Under his leadership, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial was built and dedicated in October 1991. Today, that monument stands proudly in our nation’s capital as a richly deserved tribute to America’s peace officers. More than 20,000 fallen law enforcement officers have their names inscribed on that Memorial, dating back to the first documented fatality in 1791.
The year was 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a law that established the week that includes May 15th – each year this week is designated National Police Week – time to honor the service and sacrifice of the men and women in law enforcement.