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

QUIRK-SILVA URGES REMEMBERANCE OF FALLEN PEACE OFFICERS

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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