Congressman Doug Collins of Gainesville offering his support of law enforcement during National Peace Officer Week.
In a video, Collins, who represents Georgia's 9th District, said Georgians should make an extra effort to remember law enforcement officers.
"To think about those who serve us on that thin blue line," Collins said. "We also think about the ones who get up every day and do the work. We see them, we talk about them, we hear about them on the news. We do not always know their names or see their faces, but we see what they do and we appreciate what they do."
Collins went on to say it is a time to remember those who have lost their lives.
"Every year we lose our police officers, we lose those in law enforcement to sometimes tragic accidents, but many times to murder and other things because they put themselves in danger," Collins said.
Collins, himself comes from a law enforcement family. His father was a Georgia State Trooper.
"The is a week we put our hearts out to those who protect our communities," said Collins.
At the center of National Police Week is National Peace Officer Memorial Day, which falls on May 15th. President John F. Kennedy established the day in 1962.