President Trump honored fallen police officers today at the annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service.
During his speech, he invited the entire family and partner of fallen officer Miosotis Familia on stage with him.
As reported by abcnews.go.com
President Donald Trump honored officers killed in the line of duty on Tuesday at the annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.
“Today, every American heart bleeds blue,” Trump said.
And in an impromptu moment, Trump invited the family of Miosotis Familia on stage. Familia joined the New York Police Department in 2005 and was shot point blank last year in her car while on duty in the Bronx.
“These are special people,” Trump said, after calling Familia’s elderly mother, Adrianna Valoy, up to the stage, embracing her, kissing her on the forehead, and then holding her hand through the end of his remarks.
“We weren't going to bring you up, but I looked at you in the audience and I said, you have to come up because you're representing something so important. You understand that? She loved the department. She loved being a police officer. She loved her job. She was respected by everybody," Trump said as Familia's mother stood close by.
The annual memorial service honors police officers killed in the line of duty. Last year 129 officers lost their lives while protecting and serving the citizens of the United States. This yer saw respects being paid to an additional 70 officers who died of illness related to their service during the 9/11 terror attack. President Trump has always been a compassionate and outspoken advocate of our police officers, and he showed that even more today.
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