It's National Police Week across the country.
Clinton Police Chie Ben Lowers says this is a week they take time to honor those fallen officials and appreciate the service of those serving the public now.
Chief Lowers says the rate of officer deaths in the line of duty continues to rise and points to the spike so far for officer deaths in Illinois n 2019.
Law enforcement continues to be cognizant of the dangers of conducting traffic stops and Chief Lowers reminds the public it is the law to get over when you see flashing lights on the side of the road.
While the law enforcement community locally has not conducted a Peace Officer Day ceremony in a couple of years, Chief Lowers encourages a visit to Downey Park and to check out the Walk of Honor set up there at the corner of South Street and White Street.