US President Joe Biden and his wife took part in the ceremony during which they paid tribute to law enforcement officials, mainly police officers who died in 2019 and 2020. In 2019 and 2020, 491 officers were killed in the US.
President Joe Biden during his speech promised to “move forward” with police reform, admitting that the profession “took too much”.
In 2019 and 2020, 491 law enforcement officers were killed in the US.
Addressing representatives of the uniformed services, Biden said that society often expects “everything” from them. “And meeting all expectations is beyond anyone’s ability,” he added.
The US president stressed that “being a policeman today is more difficult than ever.”
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