May 11, 2022
HELENA, Mont. – With today beginning National Police Week, the Montana Republican Party recognizes the heroism of all of Montana’s law enforcement officers and remembers those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. In response to the start of National Police Week, Montana Republican Party Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt released the following statement:
“Montana’s law enforcement officers represent the best of our communities,” Chairman Kaltschmidt said. “Whether it’s our highway patrol, county sheriffs, city police departments, tribal law enforcement, or campus police, these heroes put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe. This week, we take the time to remember the 144 Montana law enforcement officers who gave their lives to protect ours, and honor all the brave men and women who bravely protect our communities. Unfortunately, our officer’s jobs have been made even tougher by defund the police fanatics and radical Democrats who refuse to secure the southern border, get a grip on the drugs pouring into our communities, and bring common sense solutions to skyrocketing crime rates. Our law enforcement officer’s and their families can always count on the Montana Republican Party to support our law enforcement heroes!”
Montana’s Republican elected officials have consistently stood up for law enforcement and pro-police legislation, while Democrats have been quick to support radical anti-law enforcement groups, adopt slogans such as “defund the police”, and vote against bills designed to protect our law enforcement officers. Now more than ever, Montana’s law enforcement needs to know that all Montanans have their back – regardless of political affiliation.