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January 07, 2016

  Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed January 9, 2016 as Arkansas Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

  The proclamation (click here for copy of the proclamation) states, “It should be recognized that these brave men and women face the threat of danger every day on our behalf, and for that alone they deserve our thanks,” wrote Governor Hutchinson.

  Colonel Bill Bryant, Director of the Arkansas State Police, joined Governor Hutchinson in encouraging citizens to honor Arkansas law enforcement officers for their heroic actions and selfless sacrifice.

  “Every day Arkansas State Troopers serve the citizens of this state, whether it’s assisting stranded motorists along the state highways, ensuring their safe travel across the state or making arrests of criminals who commit crimes of violence, distribute illegal narcotics or steal property from rightful owners.”

  “Many Arkansans may not be aware of the unique spirit of cooperation among local, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies in Arkansas,” said Colonel Bryant.  “We, as citizens of this great state, should come together as the officers do, to say thank-you and extend a friendly message of appreciation for their service.”