Alabama Elected Officials & Candidates Celebrate National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Brent Wilson | January 9, 2020
National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Across the country on January 9th each year, citizens take the lead to show support on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. 

Alabama elected officials and those seeking office took to Twitter to comment on the day and what it means to them.

Governor Kay Ivey

“In 2019, we lost seven of our brothers in blue. These tragedies are near to our hearts & remind us of the sacrifices made for our protection. On National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, let us pause to remember the lives of those we’ve lost & thank those who serve. #BackTheBlue.”

Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth

“Today, on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, I ask you to pray for law enforcement officers and support our efforts to ensure that those who seek to harm them respect law and order. We must take action to protect the men and women who risk their lives to keep us safe.”

Secretary of State John Merrill

“Today is Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and all too often, we overlook the service and the sacrifice given by these outstanding servicemen and women! In Montgomery, we appreciate those that protect and serve us at the Capitol and the State House and all they do for us!”

Attorney General Steve Marshall

“On #LawEnforcementAppreciationDay, I am reminded of these words of wisdom from Ronald Reagan: “We must have respect, not only for the law, but also for the many who dedicate their lives to the protection of society through enforcement of the law.” Thank you, law enforcement!”

U.S. Representative Bradley Byrne

“Our law enforcement put themselves in danger daily so that we can be safe. We must continue to support these brave Americans, not just on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day but every day! #BackTheBlue.”

U.S. Representative Martha Roby

“Today on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, let’s be sure to show officers across the country the support & appreciation they deserve. Join me in thanking these brave men & women for the sacrifices they make daily to keep our communities safe.”

U.S. Representative Mike Rogers

“Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day where we take time to honor those who serve and protect our communities. Join the #FBI in saying thanks not only today, but every day. #LEAD2020.”

U.S. Representative Robert Aderholt

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby

“Today on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, I want to take the time to honor and commend those who dedicate their lives to keeping us safe. I remain grateful to local, state, & federal law enforcement for their service.”

U.S. Senator Doug Jones

“The past year has been a tough one for Alabama law enforcement, so I want to extend a huge thank you to all our men and women who work tirelessly to protect and serve communities across Alabama and our nation every day. #NationalLawEnforcementAppreciationDay.”

U.S. Senate Candidate Jeff Sessions

“On #LawEnforcementAppreciationDay, I join with my fellow Americans in saying thank you to our heroic law enforcement officers, who put their lives on the line to protect and serve us all.”

U.S. Senate Candidate Tommy Tuberville

“Find a member of the Law Enforcement community and thank them. When these courageous men and women leave their house everyday there’s no guarantee that they’ll ever be coming home to their families again. #BackTheBlue #USA #GOP #TeamTub”

2nd Congressional Candidate Barry Moore

“Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Take a moment to thank an Officer, Sheriff, Deputy, Trooper, Game Warden, Investigator, Constable, and any Military Police. Thank you all for keeping us safe! #LawEnforcementAppreciation #BackTheBlue #BarryMoore2020.”

2nd Congressional Candidate Jessica Taylor

“Thank you for putting your lives on the line every day for the people of Alabama, your communities, and our country. #AL02 #LawEnforcementAppreciationDay.”

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