January 9, 2020
Today in honor of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, we at the Utah Attorney General’s Office express our gratitude and support of the public servants who have chosen to put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities and families safe.
There are approximately 17,985 U.S. police agencies in the United States which include City Police Departments, County Sheriff’s Offices, State Police/Highway Patrol and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies. Each of these local, state, and federal members of law enforcement often perform demanding, thankless work that takes them away from their families. Officers often respond to and witness some of the most tragic events in our communities such as murder, suicide, and domestic violence. We are grateful for the dedication and hard work performed by these officers, that has lasting, positive impacts in our communities.
To all the men and women in uniform who selflessly sacrifice their time to protect and serve – thank you.