Quirk-Silva Urges Remembrance of Fallen Peace Officers

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                   CONTACT: Matt Reilly
May 15, 2016                                                          (916) 201-9636



FULLERTON, CA—Full-time classroom teacher and 65th Assembly District candidate Sharon Quirk-Silva today urged all of Orange County to take a moment to pause and remember the local peace officers who have died in the line of duty.

Today marks Peace Officers’ Memorial Day.  This day of remembrance was first proclaimed by President John F. Kennedy in 1962.

“Peace Officers’ Memorial Day is a day to reflect and honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice to ensure our community is safe,” said Quirk-Silva. “We will never be able to repay our debt to these fallen officers and their families, but we can endeavor to build safer communities, remain vigilant against crime, and live in a way that pays tribute to their sacrifice.”

Quirk-Silva also called on those wishing to honor our fallen officers from Orange County to visit the Orange County Peace Officers’ Memorial in Tustin.   Peace Officers’ Memorial Day is part of national Police Week, an opportunity to recognize those officers who currently serve our community striving to keep our families and protect our communities each and every day.

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  • Jacki Livingston

    THIS rates a press release? Re-stating the purpose of a ‘holiday’ created by a man who got his head blown off, despite the presence of peace officers (mmm, irony, ya gotta love it). Getting your name attached to a non-issue, because everyone except criminals supports the idea of honoring peace officers killed in the line of duty. This is just sad, really, a desperate attempt to look like you are boldly going somewhere that no other candidate has gone. Next you are going to have a press release supporting a monument to vanilla, on National Ice Cream Day. Maybe a rally proclaiming that “Water is Wet!”? What a waste of opportunity, time, money and space. But, to be fair, I cannot fault you too much. I have not seen a single candidate or incumbent who has dared to step up and speak out on issues that are controversial, new, relevant and important to the well being of people who you intend to think you are serving. Politics has become the profession of the imbeciles, morally bankrupt, selfish and self serving criminals, not to mention sociopaths like Spitzer. Just one time, I would like to see just one politician actually respond to a concern from an employee or citizen of the county, to actually do their job, not just park their pampered and perfumed behinds in overpriced leather chairs. The fact that VoC wastes time on this drivel is just demeaning to them.

  • David Zenger

    Way to take a bold stand, Sharon. Bravo.