Governor Palacios, Law Enforcement Department Heads and Officers Observe Peace Officers’ Memorial Day

Governor Arnold I. Palacios alongside Department of Public Safety (DPS) Commissioner Clement R. Bermudes, Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services (DFEMS) Acting Commissioner Juan A. Pua, Department of Corrections (DOC) Commissioner Anthony C. Torres, CNMI Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) Special Assistant Franklin R. Babauta, Commonwealth Ports Authority (CPA) Ports Police Chief Juan T. Dela Cruz, gathered at the Department of Public Safety’s Peace Officers’ Memorial Monument in Susupe.

They were joined by officers and personnel from DPS, DFEMS, DOC, Ports Police, Customs and Biosecurity, as well as representatives from other law enforcement agencies, cabinet officials, and local dignitaries.

Peace Officers’ Memorial Day serves as a tribute to law enforcement officers who have lost their lives or have been disabled in the line of duty, recognizing their invaluable contributions to the safety, security, and service of our community.

In addition to CNMI Police Week, Governor Palacios and Lt. Governor David M. Apatang recently proclaimed May 15, 2023, as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day. They encourage community participation in appropriate ceremonies and observances, paying homage to law enforcement officers, past and present. These individuals have exemplified faithful and loyal devotion to their responsibilities, providing dedicated service to their communities while upholding the rights and security of all citizens. The proclamation also emphasizes the importance of recognizing and honoring the survivors of our fallen heroes.

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