AG George recognizes local Police Officers & honors fallen officers during National Police Week, May 9- 15

(U.S. Virgin Islands)- Atty General Denise George reminds everyone to recognize our law enforcement officers in honor of police week while paying homage to the 13 men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice. National Police Week is recognized May 9-15, Peace Officers Memorial Day will be held on May 15, 2021.

Each year, during National Police Week, our nation celebrates the contributions of law enforcement officers from around the country, recognizing their hard work, dedication, loyalty, and commitment to keeping communities safe. “We honor the bravery, sacrifice, and dedication
of our officers who put their lives on the line every day to protect the life, health, and safety of every one of us in our community. They have answered that call to public service and remain on call 24-7 as part of their duties. Here in the V.I. We say thank you to our front-line protection
against those who chose to break the law,” said AG George.

“In honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day recognized on May 15, 2021, we must not forget the names of the 13 men and women in law enforcement that have made the ultimate sacrifice”, she added.

St. Croix District                       St. Thomas – St. John District
Akeem B. Newton                     Colvin T. Georges
Cuthbert E. Chapman              Steven A. Hodge
Dexter L. Mardenborough      Richard N. Callwood
Wilbur H. Francis                     Allan E. Williams
Patrick E. Sweeney, Sr.            Rudel A. Parrott
Leopold E. Fredericks              Ariel A. Frett
Wendell Williams                      Leroy A. Swan
Alfredo Sprauve

This important recognition began in 1962 when President John F. Kennedy issued the first proclamation for Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police Week to remember and honor law enforcement officers for their service and sacrifices. Peace Officers Memorial Day, which
every year falls on May 15, specifically honors law enforcement officers killed or disabled in the line of duty.

AG George said, “I am personally very thankful for our law enforcement officers for their continued partnership with our V.I. Department of Justice office. We could not do the work we do without your continued support, dedication, and commitment”.

May 12, 2021
Sandra Goomansingh
Media Relations Director
(340)774-5666 ext. 10105