Deputy Allery honored in D.C.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--Deputy Allery was honored on Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
Deputy Allery was also honored today in Washington, D.C.
The 37th Annual National Peace Officers Memorial service was held outside the U.S. Capitol.
President Trump announced his plan to keep our officers safe.
One by one, families of officers who made the ultimate sacrifice were ushered into Tuesday’s service, including the family of Rolette County Sheriff’s Deputy, Colt Allery.
“We will never forget our heroes ever,” said President Trump.
While the President recognized the loss of a loved one is difficult on all - he took time to speak to the little ones in attendance.
Deputy Allery's children were in attendance.
“Today I especially want to speak to the young sons and daughters I want you to know your moms and dads were among the bravest Americans to ever live.”
The President also took time today to discuss his plan to protect the men and women in blue who protect us - by giving them the resources needed to stay safe on the streets - including millions of dollars of military equipment.
“In recent years, our men and women in blue have felt like a target instead of guardians of the peaces. We are targeted by scorn, by disrespect, and by all too often, violence,” said Chuck Canterbury, of Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police.
Trump also said there is only one way to end the attacks on those who wear the badge.
“We believe criminals who kill our police should get the death penalty. Bring it forth.”
The career criminal who shot and killed Deputy Allery was shot and killed by other police officers during a shootout.