A rare occurrence happened at the White House on Monday. The building glowed an alluring blue to honor fallen police officers for Peace Officers Memorial Day.
To kick off Police Week, President Trump honored 118 officers who died and 66 who were injured in the line of duty in 2016 . Trump said this is a 40 percent increase from 2015.
Former President Barack Obama was asked to light the White House blue by the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association Foundation last July after the deadlyDallas attack, but he declined. Instead, he had flags flown at half-mast for police.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 16, 2017
However, Obama did deem the legalization of same-sex marriage as “worthy” enough to light the White House in rainbow colors in 2015.
Law enforcement was not too fond of Obama for many reasons and many of them made it known as he departed the White House.
“No one is sorry to see this guy go,” a national police leader told The Blaze.
Trump has made it clear that the safety and respect of U.S. law enforcement officers is a top priority.
“Police officers are the thin blue line whose sacrifices protect and serve us every day,” Trump said in his Police Week proclamation, “and we pledge to support them as they risk their lives to safeguard ours.”
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