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CASPER, WY – Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) released the following video honoring Wyoming officers who serve in the Wyoming Highway Patrol, as well as sheriffs and local police across the state.

“As we remember the fallen during National Police Week, I want to thank all of the officers serving in the Wyoming Highway Patrol, our sheriffs and local police who provide the law and order to keep our Wyoming communities safe,” said Barrasso.

Barrasso also recently cosponsored the Back the Blue Act. The legislation would increase penalties for criminals who target law enforcement officers and provide new tools for officers to protect themselves.

“Everyone involved with law enforcement knows there is no routine call or traffic stop. When officers in our community put on their uniforms, they know that at any time during their shift, they could walk into harm’s way,” said Barrasso. “Without hesitation, they still put their uniform on every day. This speaks to their bravery, professionalism and commitment to the people of Wyoming.”

National Police Week is May 14 through May 20, 2023.