The late, great President John f. Kennedy in 1962 issued a proclamation, designating May 15th as an official Police Officer Memorial Day, as well as a week of honor, known as the National Police Week. A tribute is traditionally held in Washington DC, with a candlelight service, honoring law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. Names of the officers who have made the supreme sacrifice are engraved on the wall of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C.
This year, following in that same tradition of honoring our first line of defense across our great nation, Waskom Mayor Jesse Moore has issued a proclamation calling for the week of May 13 – 19 to be observed and recognized as National Police Week in Waskom.
During National Police Week, Mayor Moore honored our very own Waskom Police Chief Westy Meisenheimer in appreciation for the vital role that the Waskom Police Department plays in keeping the Waskom community a safe place to work and live, safeguarding our children and protecting our schools.
Chief Meisenheimer commands a police force of twelve officers employed in the City of Waskom, with Lieutenant Kevin Frazier; Administrative Assistant Patsy Jones; Code Enforcement Officer Aaron Luce; Animal Control Officer Nickey Heath, and officers Randy Payne, Hunter Voyles, Mark Warden, John Hickey, Brandon Mangham, David Thacker, and Scott Beck.
Mayor Moore’s office issued this proclamation that honors our men and women in blue, in this National Police Week in Waskom, as we recognize these unsung heroes, members of the Waskom Police Department who, through their courageous deeds and professional performance of their duties, provide faithful, loyal, and dedicated service to the Waskom community.