Proclamation for National Police Week 2019 

To recognize National Police Week 2019 and to honor the service and sacrifice of those law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty while protecting our communities and safeguarding our democracy.

 WHEREAS, there are more than 900,000 law enforcement officers serving in communities across the United States, including the dedicated members of the Town of Hampton Police Department;

WHEREAS, there have been 58,627 assaults against law enforcement officers in 2016, resulting in approximately 16,677 injuries;

WHEREAS, since the first recorded death in 1791, more than 20,000 law enforcement officers in the United States have made the ultimate sacrifice and been killed in the line of duty, including zero members of the Town of Hampton Police Department;

WHEREAS, the names of these dedicated public servants are engraved on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.;

WHEREAS, 371 new names of fallen heroes are being added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial this spring, including 158 officers killed in 2018 and 213 officers killed in previous years;

WHEREAS, the service and sacrifice of all officers killed in the line of duty will be honored during the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund’s 31st  Annual Candlelight Vigil, on the evening of May 13, 2019;

WHEREAS, the Candlelight Vigil is part of National Police Week, which takes place this year on May 12-18;

WHEREAS, May 15 is designated as Peace Officers Memorial Day, in honor of all fallen officers and their families and U.S. flags should be flown at half-staff;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council formally designates May 12-18, 2019, as Police Week in the Town of Hampton, South Carolina, and publicly salutes the service of law enforcement officers in our community and in communities across the nation.


 07/25/2018 : Town of Hampton earns ‘Slum to Solar’ award

The Town of Hampton received a Municipal Achievement Award for its Slum and Blight to Solar project. Officials accepted the award during the Municipal Association of South Carolina’s Annual Meeting on July 21. The town won in the 1,001 – 5,000 population category. Thirty cities and towns submitted their projects and initiatives.

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