Sens. Toomey, Sessions: Police Lives Also Matter

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) have introduced legislation to make the to make the murder of a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or other first responder an aggravating factor in favor of the death penalty. Current law already applies this penalty when the murder victim is a federal law enforcement officer or prosecutor. The legislation comes in the wake of a number high profile murders of police officers, including Pennsylvania State Trooper Corporal Bryon Dickson and Philadelphia Officer Robert Wilson, III.

The casket bearing the body of Lt. Joe Gliniewicz is carried from the church by police officers, a fireman and an Army soldier. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Blue Army of Thousands March in Texas — #PoliceLivesMatter

A thin blue line of police supporters stretched for over a mile along a Texas highway on Saturday as over 8,000 Texans took to the streets. The marchers gathered in the #PoliceLivesMatter parade in memory of murdered Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth and in support of all police.


Border Patrol Union Recognized for Communications Program: Audience Reminded ‘#PoliceLivesMatter’

The National Border Patrol Agents Council (NBPC) vice-president received a communications award from the nation’s largest employee union, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). The award recognized the Border Patrol union’s “The Green Line” podcast. During his acceptance of the award at the AFGE national convention in Orlando, Florida, the NBPC executive reminded the audience that police lives matter.