Foxx Honors Trooper Bullard in National Police Week
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Virginia Foxx spoke on the House floor to honor Trooper Samuel Newton Bullard, whose name was added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial yesterday. The memorial commemorates law enforcement officers who have given their lives in the line of duty. The ceremony honoring Bullard was held in conjunction with National Police Week, which falls on the week of May 15, designated by President John F. Kennedy as Peace Officers Memorial Day. Troopers from North Carolina’s Fifth District who came to D.C. for the National Peace Officers' Memorial Service watched the speech from the House Gallery.
“I rise to recognize May 12-18 as National Police Week. We are blessed to live in a country founded on the rule of law, and it could not be preserved without our nation’s courageous police. This week, we show gratitude to the 800,000 sworn law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line daily for our safety. We also honor those who have given their lives in the line of duty. This year, 371 fallen heroes were added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, including Trooper Samuel Newton Bullard, who died serving Surry County, in North Carolina’s Fifth District. These brave officers’ sacrifices will not be forgotten, and their families are in my prayers. This Police Week, and every week, let’s show our support for those who risk so much to keep us safe.”
U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx represents North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District and is Republican Leader of the House Committee on Education and Labor.