WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Brian Mast (FL-18) today helped to introduce a resolution recognizing the week of May 9, 2021 to May 15, 2021 as National Police Week. The resolution honors by name the 394 officers who were killed in the line of duty in 2020, including Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Joseph Bullock.

"Every day, law enforcement officials across the country put their lives on the line to enforce the rule of law and serve justice around our communities. Last year 394 officers lost their lives in the line of duty, including Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Joseph Bullock," Rep. Mast said. "There are no words or actions that can pay the debt we each owe to these heroes. Especially given the absurd attempts to defund the police, this National Police Week, we must honor those fallen heroes and recognize the service of police officers in our communities."

A copy of the resolution is attached.


Trooper Bullock was fatally shot in the line of duty on February 5, 2020 while assisting a disabled vehicle in Martin County. Trooper Bullock spent his entire career protecting the people of our community, serving as a dedicated member of the Florida Highway Patrol for 19 years.  Last year, Rep. Mast passed a law renaming the United States Post Office in Port Salerno, Fla. as the Joseph Bullock Post Office Building.