President Donald Trump has made it abundantly clear that he holds deep respect and admiration for the men and women of law enforcement, and he reiterated his commitment to their service during a speech Wednesday at the annual Peace Officer’s Memorial Service on Capitol Hill.
The president had to temporarily pause his speech, however, when another man approached the podium and microphone — the grateful brother of a fallen California police officer who’d been murdered by a criminal illegal immigrant.
“This man is amazing”
The man who approached the president during his remarks was Reggie Singh, brother of the late Corporal Ronil Singh, who was slain during a routine traffic stop of an illegal alien shortly before Christmas back in 2018.
Singh expressed his heartfelt gratitude and support for President Trump, who personally reached out to the officer’s family following the terrible tragedy.
Pointing to the president, Singh said, “This man over here, the Singh family supports him. Whatever he is doing for the law enforcement, we support him.”
“His team at the White House has reached out to us multiple times. Multiple times. I don’t think that has ever happened before, ever. This man is amazing, and my family supports him. Thank you,” Singh added.
Touching show of gratitude
Following those brief remarks from the fallen officer’s brother, the late corporal’s widow — carrying their young child on her hip — approached the microphone to say a few words as well, even though she had initially declined an invitation to speak.
“I actually want to thank you personally, for you are the only one that actually reached out and gave your condolences to the family,” Anamika Singh said.
“And that actually means a lot to all of our law enforcement families that are here, for the sacrifice that my husband and his brothers in blue and sisters in blue have given,” she continued.
She thanked the president once again and called for justice for herself and all of the other law enforcement families who’d lost a loved one in service to their communities.
This was truly a beautiful and moving moment, one that neither Trump nor the Singh family, or really anyone else watching will likely soon forget, and it was a moment that underscores the great concern the president holds for not just the men and women who serve in law enforcement, but also the loving families that stand behind them and similarly sacrifice on behalf of their communities.