President Donald Trump recently addressed law enforcement graduates at the FBI National Academy graduation in Quantico, Virginia, praising their efforts and lauding them as heroes.
During his heartfelt speech, he commented on the violent targeting of police officers that has been taking place since the Obama administration, saying that any time an officer is killed, it “fills our hearts with pain and with grief.”
“Every drop of blood spilled from our men and women in blue is a wound inflicted on our nation,” the president said. “And when a brother or sister in uniform is hurt, on that day, all of America bleeds blue.”
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“I want to send a message today to those who threaten violence against our police: We will protect those who protect us, and we believe criminals who kill police officers should get the death penalty,” Trump said, according to the White House.
The ceremony was held in honor of state, local and international law enforcement officers who had successfully completed the FBI’s National Academy — a rigorous program providing training in intelligence theory, terrorism and terrorist mindsets, management science, law, behavioral science, law enforcement communication, and forensic science, according to the program’s website.
“I am here not only to congratulate you, but to honor you for your courage and for your devotion,” Trump told the graduates. “And I want you to know that with me as your president, America’s police will have a true friend and loyal champion in the White House — more loyal than anyone else can be, I tell you.”
The president also addressed the families of the cops, thanking them for their “tremendous sacrifices.”
“American families can sleep soundly at night because of the burden that you carry for all of us,” he said. “So on behalf of all Americans, to every law enforcement family here today, and all across the nation: Thank you, thank you, thank you very much.”
He then pointed out why police officers are such special figures in American society, doing their job diligently, not for recognition, but because it needs to be done.
“It’s not a news story when our officers save a life, rescue a family, or stop a crime,” Trump said. “It’s just another day on the job. Yet, no matter the circumstances, you serve tirelessly, selflessly, and heroically. You do it because you really believe in doing your duty and doing it properly.
“Being a police officer is not just a career, it’s a calling,” he continued.
He asked that each graduate return home to their precincts and tell their fellow cops that the president has their backs “100 percent.”
“You represent the best of America,” Trump concluded. “And you leave us with a debt we can never hope to repay.”
The president’s touching words were completely accurate, not to mention indicative of how much he truly loves our nation’s heroes and supports their efforts.
We’re proud to have a commander in chief willing to stand up for them and give them something to cheer about, again.
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