Sheriff Bruce Riley asks the Linn County community to join communities across the United States to come together during National Police Week—May 15-21—to honor and remember those law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as the family members, friends and fellow officers they left behind.

This year, the names of 252 officers killed in the line of duty are being added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. These 252 officers include 123 officers who were killed during 2015, plus 129 officers who died in previous years but whose stories of sacrifice had been lost to history until now.

At the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, we continually take measures, both during in-service training and through briefing trainings, to help our employees take every step possible to go home to their families at the end of every shift.  Through our partnership with Lexipol, and the Below 100 initiative, we continually remind our Deputy Sheriff staff the 5 Tenets:

  • Wear Your Belt
  • Wear Your Vest
  • Watch Your Speed
  • WIN—What’s Important Now?
  • Remember: Complacency Kills!

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