Police honor the fallen for Law Enforcement Memorial Day in Bangor

Bobette Boomer is happy to share stories about her son.

“I’m very proud of him and I know he does a good job and that he’ll do a good job wherever he goes.”

When he told her he wanted to be a police officer, Boomer was supportive.

“I was for it all the way. His grandfather was a police officer, so he followed in his steps.”

Boomer supports her son, even though it is a job that could risk his life.

“I don’t worry about it, but I’m aware that it can happen at any time for the officers.”

“It’s just one of those jobs where you go to work in the morning and you might not comeback in the afternoon,” explained Erich Zwicker, Lieutenant of the Holmen Police Department.

Family members and officers came together in Bangor for National Police Week, to honor those who have fallen.

“You don’t know what the next call is going to be like; you don’t know who you’re going to run into,” added Zwicker.

Because of the stress officers can run into on a daily basis, a major point at the ceremony was to encourage the public to thank and engage the police in friendly conversation.

“We see negativity every day and to see someone come up to us and thank us for what we do really puts a smile on our face and makes us feel appreciated in the community. If you can come up to us and say thank you that goes a long way,” explained Zwicker.

That sentiment is one shown often by Boomer.

“I think everyone should appreciate what they do and that they put their lives out for us.”

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