The United Police Fund is launching an aggressive outreach campaign to promote public support for our nation’s police officers, to increase public awareness about the issues facing the men and women who serve in law enforcement, and to inform political candidates and elected officials about those issues.
Sadly, in America a law enforcement officer dies in the line of duty approximately every 53 hours. They go to work with the knowledge they may not return home. They have committed their lives to protecting others, regardless of the risks. Police work is highly stressful, given the dangers involved. The brave men and women in law enforcement often suffer injury, both physical and psychological. Many police officers suffer from PTSD due to the extreme challenges they face in fighting crime.
In many cities across the nation, we are seeing an increase in crime, lawlessness, and violence. In these divisive times, extremists are attacking police and pressuring politicians with demands to “defund the police.” Unfortunately, too many politicians are caving in to this pressure.