On May 9, 2023, the Erie Board of Trustees proclaimed May 14 - May 20, 2023 to be Police Week and May 15, 2023 as Peace Officers' Memorial Day in honor of those peace officers who, through courageous deeds, have lost their lives or have become disabled in the performance of their duties.
Chief Kimberly Stewart remarked, "The number of officers in the United States who have already given their lives in 2023 in the service of others is a harrowing 36. Of those, 17 were killed by gunfire. Thus far, 20 states have lost officers in the line of duty in 2023. Colorado is one of those states. We honor those who have fallen who did their very best to hold the line between good and those who would do others harm."
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