Senator John Rafferty (R-44) will join legislators and law enforcement officials at a rally at 11:30 on Tuesday, April 21 in the State Capitol Rotunda to support resolutions introduced in the House and Senate recognizing 2015 as the “Year of the Law Enforcement Officer” in Pennsylvania.

The resolutions, including Senate Resolution 81, are intended to focus awareness on the increasing dangers that law enforcement officers face daily in their line of work. According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 126 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in 2014, which is a 24 percent increase from 2013.

Rafferty said the recent ambush-style attacks on two Pennsylvania State Police Troopers in Blooming Grove, Pennsylvania, and two New York Police Department officers in New York City, New York have violently demonstrated that law enforcement officers are being marked for attack.


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