Sullivan Commemorates Police Week at National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) visited the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial on Tuesday evening in honor of National Police Week. The name of fallen Fairbanks Police Sergeant Allen Brandt was added to the memorial this week, along with the names of 163 other officers killed in the line of duty in the past year.

“I'm here tonight in Washington D.C. at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. It’s a beautiful tribute to the men and women who serve in law enforcement and have given their lives for others throughout our country. It's an important day – a somber day. Sergeant Allen Brandt of the Fairbanks Police Department's name was added to the wall here. Many of his colleagues and importantly his wife, Natasha, and their children are all here in D.C. for this solemn ceremony. It's a powerful memorial. One element I like is this statue of a lion. Quoting Proverbs, it says here: ‘The wicked flee when no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion.’ It is always important to remember that our brave law enforcement first responders are on the front lines protecting us back home in Alaska twenty-four-seven. Let's make sure we keep all of them and their families in our prayers.”

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