MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mon, 24 Jan 2022 23:20:00 +0000 Biden remembers service of fallen officers http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/ebca85acea094e1396e7ff79ccf84932 Framed by the Capitol, President Joe Biden paid tribute Saturday to fallen law enforcement officers and honored those who fought off the Jan. 6 insurrection at that very site.(Oct. 16) ebca85acea094e1396e7ff79ccf84932 Sat, 16 Oct 2021 18:38:42 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:1. U.S. Capitol buildingHEADLINE: "Biden remembers service of fallen officers"2. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, President of the United States:"We've met here in front of this United States Capitol many times before to memorialize our fallen heroes. It was particularly appropriate today because here, nine months ago, your brothers and sisters thwarted an unconstitutional and fundamentally un-American attack on a nation's values and our votes."3. Attendees4. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, President of the United States:"Because of these men and women, we avoided a catastrophe. But their heroism came at a cost to you and your families. One hundred and fifty officers injured, five lost in the attacks aftermath. The toll on this profession these past years has been heavy."5. Attendees6. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, President of the United States:"Let me say that I know there are no words, no memorials that can fill that void, that black hole in your chest, so many of you feel. But I promise you, the day will come when the memory of your loved one will bring a smile to your lips before it brings a tear to your eye."++ENDS ON SOUNDBITE ++STORYLINE:Framed by the Capitol, President Joe Biden paid tribute Saturday to fallen law enforcement officers and honored those who fought off the Jan. 6 insurrection at that very site.??Biden spoke at the 40th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service to remember the 491 law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty in 2019 and 2020. ??Standing where the violent mob tried to block his own ascension to the presidency, Biden singled out the 150 officers who were injured and the five who died in the attack's aftermath.  ??"Nine months ago, your brothers and sisters thwarted an unconstitutional and fundamentally un-American attack on our nation's values and our votes. Because of you, democracy survived," Biden said. "Because of these men and women, we avoided a catastrophe, but their heroism came at a cost to you and your families."??Hundreds and officers and their families sat on chairs assembled on the Capitol's west front. Some in the audience dabbed their eyes as the president drew connections with their loss and his own history of grief, including the deaths of his first wife and two children, comparing it to "losing part of your soul."  ??Biden also underscored the heavy burden placed on law enforcements officers, and rebuked the "defund the police" political movement, saying that those gathered before him would get more resources, not fewer, to do their job. ??Joined by First lady Jill Biden, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the president also expressed worry for all officers in the line of duty and the three deputies shot in the line of duty hours earlier in Houston.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Framed by the Capitol, President Joe Biden paid tribute Saturday to fallen law enforcement officers and honored those who fought off the Jan. 6 insurrection at that very site.(Oct. 16) Biden remembers service of fallen officers