Home Search The American Presidency Project
John Woolley and Gerhard Peters Home Data Documents Elections Media Links
 
• Public Papers of the Presidents
• State of the Union
Addresses & Messages
• Inaugural Addresses
• Farewell Addresses
• Weekly Addresses
• Fireside Chats
• News Conferences
• Executive Orders
• Proclamations
• Signing Statements
• Press Briefings
• Statements of
 Administration Policy
• Economic Report of the President
• Debates
• Convention Speeches
• Party Platforms
• 2016 Election Documents
• 2012 Election Documents
• 2008 Election Documents
• 2004 Election Documents
• 1996 Election Documents
• 1968 Election Documents
• 1960 Election Documents
• 2017 Transition
• 2009 Transition
• 2001 Transition
• White House Media Pool Reports
Data Index
Audio/Video Index
Election Index
Florida 2000
Presidential Libraries
Pool report No. 2: Remarks from Oval & info on proclamation
Emily Ngo • Newsday
May 15, 2017: 10:46 AM


From Oval Office:

POTUS signed a proclamation relating to National Police Week. The following is from press office and then my transcription of his remarks comes after that.

The officers and guest who were in the Oval Office with the President are from police departments that recently suffered the loss of a police officer - Ulster County Sheriff's Department, Phoenix Police Department, and the New Jersey State Trooper.

The President signed a proclamation in honor of police memorial week - Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week 2017

Remarks:

POTUS: Last year, 188 officers died in the line of duty, says of those 66 were "victims of malicious attacks." These attacks increased nearly 40 percent from 2015, he said. (FYI, I heard 188 from him but proclamation has 118 as number of deaths.)

POTUS said:
"This must end, and that's why, in my first action having to do with this subject, the Department of Justice [inaudible] to develop a strategy to better prevent and prosecute crimes of violence against federal, state, tribal and local law enforcement officers."

"They've had it with what's going on, and we're going to get it taken care of. We're going to get it taken care of quickly."

He thanks everyone. Tells those in uniform it's an honor to have them there.

"Some of you have suffered greatly and we're going to take care of it, OK? We're going to take care of it."

Pool is holding in motorcade at WH.



Home         
© 1999-2018 - Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley - The American Presidency Project ™
Locations of visitors to this page