Biden Promises Help for Law Enforcement At The 43rd National Peace Officers’ Memorial

( – President Joe Biden resisted calls from far-left Democrats to support the defund the police movement in 2020. Eventually, the movement died the death it deserved because Americans also did not support it. Recently, the president spoke at the 43rd annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service and called on Congress to help law enforcement nationwide.

On May 15, Biden spoke at the event in Washington, DC. The president started by mentioning the four officers who were murdered in Charlotte, North Carolina, two weeks prior. Four others were injured in the shooting. He called them “husbands, fathers, heroes.” He told the officers in attendance that they also put their lives on the line and America owes them for it.

Biden told the families of fallen officers that he knows how it feels to lose loved ones. His first wife and baby daughter were killed in a car accident the year he was elected to the Senate. Then his son, the late Attorney General of Delaware, Beau Biden, died from brain cancer in 2015. He offered the families of the fallen heroes advice: “If you have family, hold them tight.”

The president told those in attendance that he knows being a law enforcement officer “is one hell of a lot harder than it’s ever been” and America expects an awful lot from them. That’s why he provided $350 billion to states and cities to hire and retain more officers with the American Rescue Plan. Still, Biden said it wasn’t enough. He said there was “much more to be done.”

The speech by the president came the same week the FBI released data showing assaults on police reached a 10-year high. More than 79,000 officers were assaulted by suspects in 2023. The study revealed there were 194 officers murdered from 2021 to 2023, the highest number in a three-year period in 20 years. Sixty officers were murdered in 2023.

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