National Police Week observed

MARINETTE — This is National Police Week, and Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve gives a thank you to those who protect and serve, including those who have lost their lives on duty.

“In a normal year, across the nation, there would be numerous law enforcement memorial services or events being held,” he said in a statement. Sauve said many events, including one in Marinette County, have been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It is still important and appropriate to pause this week and reflect upon the ‘ultimate sacrifice’ many law enforcement officers have made with the loss of their lives in the performance of their duty in the past year,” he said.

In 2019, 135 officers died nationwide, including two in Wisconsin.

Sauve said it’s important to thank those who protect us in their service to law, order and public safety.

County party endorses candidates

The Menominee County Democratic Party held an online meeting May 5 and endorsed the following candidates:

¦ Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack in her bid for re-election to the Michigan Supreme Court

¦ Elizabeth Welch for Michigan Supreme Court justice

¦ Judge Michelle Rick for the Michigan Court of Appeals

¦ Renee Richer for State Rep. to the Michigan House of Representatives from the 108th District.