It is National Police Week across the country and our local law enforcement are taking time this to remember officers that have fallen in the line of duty both locally and across the country.
Clinton Police Chief Ben Lowers indicates there have been three law enforcement officials that have lost their lives while on patrol. He says the most recent was in 1993.
The relationship between the public and the police has seemingly been deteriorating in recent years and Chief Lowers indicates the statistics would indicate respect for law enforcement is also on the decline.
According to Chief Lowers, being a police officer or law enforcement official is a tough profession to be in and he feels a lot of the controversy around police and the public is driven by the media.
Chief Lowers says he enjoys helping people and finds the few opportunities to better someone's life worth it.