WHEREAS, police forces and other first responder agencies across the nation play a vital role in safeguarding the health and welfare of its citizens; and

WHEREAS, local communities rely on the dedicated work of police officers who often put themselves in harm’s way to protect the lives of others; and

WHEREAS, the men and women of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, Gloversville Police Department, Johnstown Police Department, New York State Police and other local agencies have a longstanding tradition of providing selfless service and countless acts of heroism when called upon; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby expresses its strong support for the important role of police across the United States upholding law and order and protecting their fellow citizens in times of need; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the Board expresses its gratitude to those law enforcement officers serving within the boundaries of Fulton County for their dedication and ongoing service.