Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

January 9 is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Established six years ago, the day is meant to honor the men and women in blue who risk their own safety to protect us all.

“Over the past year, our nation’s law enforcement professionals have endured all kinds of unwarranted hostility and disrespect,” Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts said today. “Now more than ever, we owe them a debt of gratitude.”

In 2020, 307 officers died in the line of duty, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page. In addition to a wave of riots, many officers were exposed to COVID-19 as they patrolled the nation’s streets.

To date in 2021, five officers are reported to have fallen in the line of duty. Among them was Officer Brian Sicknick, who died following Wednesday’s assault on the U.S. Capitol.

“Many details regarding Wednesday’s events and the direct causes of Brian’s injuries remain unknown, and our family asks the public and the press to respect our wishes in not making Brian’s passing a political issue,” the family said on Friday. “Brian is a hero and that is what we would like people to remember.”

Officer Lindsey Taylor, who served with Officer Sicknick, has organized a GoFundMe page for the family. GoFundMe has verified the authenticity of the page, according to Fox News.

“There are no words to describe the loss of Officer Brian Sicknick,” Officer Taylor writes. “He will forever be remembered for his bravery and service to our country as a member of the military and a United States Capitol Police Officer.”

Share This Article:

Newsletter Signup

Sign up to be the first to receive news and events from Fairfax GOP!
Electing Republicans At Every Level


Powered by VOTEGTR

Early Voting is On!

Make a plan to vote!
Get your custom sample ballot and local precinct polling info here:
No thanks. Take me back to the Fairfax GOP home page.

2024 U.S. Senate & Congressional Primary

GOP Primary Election Day is Tuesday, June 18

Election Calendar

  • Early voting opens 5/3
  • 5/28 – Deadline to register to vote (otherwise, same-day registration with provisional ballot)
  • 6/7 – Deadline to apply for an absentee ballot​
  • 6/8 - One of two Saturdays open for early voting, and additional early voting locations open.
  • Early Voting ends 6/15
  • 6/18 – Election Day

We need you on our team in '24.

Get active in the effort to take back Fairfax County from the progressives hellbent on raising taxes, coddling criminals, and socializing public schools.
First things first. Are you receiving info about local GOP events and elections?

No problem. We can fix that right now.

Thanks. We won’t overload your inbox, but we will keep you in the loop on important Fairfax GOP info and events.

Do you want to recieve news of events via text msg?
By providing your phone number, you are consenting to receive recurring calls and SMS/MMS campaign and donation messages, including autodialed and automated calls and texts to that number from the Fairfax County Republican Committee. Msg & data rates may apply. You agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Text HELP for help and STOP to stop. Msg & data rates may apply.

The Fairfax GOP is recruiting new members who agree we need to draw a line in the sand and take our county back from the progressives.

Would you consider joining the Fairfax GOP as a voting member so you can have your say on committee business, candidates, and policy resolutions?*
No thanks. Take me back to the Fairfax GOP home page.