President Donald Trump held an appreciation ceremony to honor fallen police officers on Capitol Hill on Monday, May 15. The 36th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service, sponsored by the Grand Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, drew a massive crowd. When Trump spied a 6-year-old boy, who had lost his officer father, the president immediately reached under his podium, and his move is gaining a lot of attention.
According to IJR, 6-year-old Micah lost his father, Officer David Glasser, when he died during a gun battle while on duty last year. President Trump decided to give little Micah a special mention at the ceremony on Monday, reaching under his podium and tossing his personal hat to the boy.
“And just to show you, by the way, how much I love our police, I said, ‘Oh, I’m going to need a hat because it’s so windy today,'” explained Trump. “I said, when I got out of here, there’s no way I’m going to put on this hat. So we’ll leave off the hat. And this is for you, Micah. That’s for our beautiful Micah down there.”
The president hasn’t just offered words of support to our nation’s law enforcement officers; he is also taking action. Trump is asking the Justice Department to develop strategies to prevent and prosecute violent crimes against law enforcement, and in conjunction, he signed a proclamation to mark Peace Officers’ Memorial Week and Police Week.
Trump says it is his duty as president to keep America safe “from crimes, safe from terrorism and safe from all enemies — foreign and domestic.”
He says that at the center of that duty is the “requirement to ensure law enforcement personnel are given tools and resources they need to do their jobs and come home to their families safely.” [Source: U.S. News]
Unfortunately, law enforcement officers don’t always get to come home to their families safely at the end of the day. It’s a risk they take each time they leave the house, and they are heroes for doing so. This is a reality 6-year-old Micah knows all too well. He will undoubtedly always remember the day the President of the United States gave him his personal hat as a gesture of gratitude following the death of his father.