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Pool report No. 3: From text of police proclamation
Emily Ngo • Newsday
May 15, 2017: 11:06 AM


Document that POTUS signed in Oval Office was titled: "Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2017."

Cites 118 officers killed in the line of duty last year, including 66 in malicious attacks. A nearly 40 percent increase over 2015.

Some of text (seen from photo taken of document):

"That is why one of my first actions was to direct the Department of Justice to develop a strategy to better prevent and prosecute acts of violence against our Federal, State, tribal and local law enforcement officers."

Says the Trump administration additionally will take measures to "improve the lives of law enforcement officers and their families," by supporting the Officer Safety and Wellness Group and accelerating the processing of benefits through the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program.

Declares May 15 Peace Officers Memorial Day and May 14-May 20 Police Week.

Says POTUS and FLOTUS will light the WH blue today to mark the memorial day and asks governors and other electeds around the country to fly flags at half-mast.

Pool still holding in vans outside WH as of 11:05.



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