Federal law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day to protect our nation and keep our communities safe. Their dedication and sacrifice were honored this week at ceremonies and vigils nationwide during National Police Week.
NTEU is honored to represent employees at Customs and Border Protection, police officers in Hawaii and the instructors and other personnel at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers, which provide training for 91 federal law enforcement agencies.
NTEU was represented by National Executive Vice President Jim Bailey at a memorial and wreath laying ceremony yesterday at CBP Headquarters in Washington, D.C. CBP Acting Commissioner John Sanders gave the keynote address, thanking all those who swear an oath to protect and serve, as well as their loved ones for their support.
More than 200 courageous men and women from CBP have sacrificed their lives in service to our country.
NTEU continues to advocate strongly for more staffing and resources for CBP so that officers can safely and effectively do their important work protecting our ports of entry.
This week, President Tony Reardon visited NTEU CBP members on the southwest border, where he listened to their concerns and is preparing to take those issues directly to CBP leadership. Reardon visited Chapter 145 (CBP Laredo) Chapter 149 (CBP Hidalgo), Chapter 160 (CBP Brownsville) and Chapter 178 (CBP Eagle Pass/Del Rio).
NTEU joins the country in honoring those who serve—and their families—and remembering our fallen heroes.