Efforts Underway to Support Law Enforcement Month in Louisville
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 6, 2023
Louisville, KY: In May the Louisville Metro Council Unanimously supported the passage of a resolution marking September as Law Enforcement Appreciation Month.
Councilmembers are partnering with local schools as well as a senior club to organize a number of events to support police serving in southwest Louisville Metro. These groups are sending letters and even preparing a meal for officers to show their support and appreciation. There are many ways to show support in September:
- Consider dropping off snacks, drinks, or gift cards to your closest patrol division. (List of divisions attached to this release)
- Pay it forward. Pay for the meal of an officer at a restaurant or drive thru.
- Write thank you letters and letters of appreciation for officers.
- Give verbal praise and support when seeing someone in uniform
- Donating to the Metro Police Foundation to fund programs like “Officer in Distress”, “Shop with a Cop” or other services meant to support injured or fallen officers and their families. (website: saferlouisville.org/donate)
“The men and women of the Louisville Metro Police Department as well as other law enforcement departments in our community put their lives on the line every day. Our police and other safety officers are expected to put themselves in situations many of us would avoid and play an integral part in making our community safe. Pease take a moment this month to thank an officer when you spot them in your neighborhood or while at an event. Metro Government is working hard to build back morale and show support for our officers, but the support from the community through simple acts of kindness or words of encouragement will go a long way.” - Metro Councilman Dan Seum, Jr., District 13
“United We Stand Divided We Fall. We must use the same energy building up the police as we did questioning former practices. That’s part of rebuilding trust which is desperately needed.” – Metro Councilwoman Tammy Hawkins, District 1