The numbers are startling. The dangers are well known. Law enforcement and corrections are among the most dangerous jobs in America. During the 37th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service, recently held during May 2018 at the Capitol, the president shared an earnest message to the children of officers killed during duty stating, “Your moms and dads were among the bravest Americans to ever live.” When our deputies and peace officers respond to calls for help, they are faced with conditions that none of us envy. With the loving support of their families, these men and women approach each day prepared, but not knowing what types of crime or threats they may face. The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association provides the necessary training to make sure our Sheriffs and Deputies for better public safety.