Chairman Harper: We Honor Those Who Protect & Serve
WASHINGTON – Today, Committee on House Administration Chairman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) issued the following statement in honor of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day:
“Today we pause to express our appreciation and admiration for the men and women who make up our law enforcement. In every corner of our nation, including the U.S. Capitol, we are blessed to have so many individuals who have been called to serve solely for the safety of others. I want to particularly thank the U.S. Capitol Police for their dedication and service to each Member, employee, and visitor who enter the Capitol each year.
“The Capitol Police, formed in 1828, is a law enforcement agency with a unique mission: to protect and serve the U.S. Congress so the institution can fulfill its constitutional and legislative responsibilities. Each officer works daily to guard us from the harmful threats against our free society, while also ensuring the American people have access to their congressional representatives. I know my colleagues will join me in commending each member of the Capitol Police force for their dedication to protecting the Capitol, the physical embodiment of our nation’s democracy.”