“I am truly humbled by the overwhelming response to this year’s Praise Our Police program,” Ra said.

Recently, Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) introduced a resolution in the Assembly Chamber to proclaim Jan. 9 as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in the state of New York. In honor of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, Ra implemented his Praise Our Police program with several local school districts. The initiative encourages students to craft heartfelt messages of appreciation through handmade cards, posters and class banners, which are then collected from each participating school and delivered to different agencies. 

“I am truly humbled by the overwhelming response to this year’s Praise Our Police program. The several hundred expressions of gratitude from students across our school districts highlight the deep appreciation our communities hold for the dedication and service of our local law enforcement officers. To all the officers tirelessly serving and protecting our towns, counties, schools, state and nation, ‘thank you.’ Your commitment to protecting the safety and well-being of our communities does not go unnoticed, and the Praise Our Police project is a small, yet meaningful, way for our students to express their sincere appreciation for your sacrifices and service,” Ra said.

Participating schools and law enforcement agencies that received the letters are as follows: 

Participating Schools

Cornwell Avenue School – West Hempstead

George Washington School – West Hempstead

John Street School – Franklin Square

Manor Oaks School – New Hyde Park

Mineola High School – Mineola

Cherry Lane School – Carle Place


Law Enforcement Agencies

Nassau County Police Department – 3rd and 5th Precincts

Nassau County Sheriff’s Department

NYS Troopers

NYS Court Officers

MTA Police

U.S. Customs & Border Protection


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